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*We are now in process of building up our 2021 event listings... The 2021s are now back to being highlighted in RED... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work very hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may like to copy and paste our exhaustively researched (always with sources credited), written-out & detailed listings for their own web site use, to please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

"WHERE ELSE ARE GOOD PLACES TO LOOK FOR UPCOMING CAR EVENT LISTINGS FOR THIS AREA?" - Frankly, at this stage of the game (mid-June 2020), the only calendar I really trust is THIS ONE. Other calendars that I look at regularly appear to be suffering from "lack of interest" by their editors/maintainers--and I can't say I blame them, since so much of the calendar updating I seem do these days is to revise events into cancelled events--it's depressing. For some reasonably reliable places to go look for events in Connecticut in general (we make no excuses for our desire to stay CT Shoreline-focused on this page), we first recommend The Connecticut Council of Car Clubs Events Calendar (whose editor John B. is extremely conscientious about keeping it accurate and updated; may we also suggest joining their Facebook group page for lots of event updates as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/), and then also Hemmings and also OldRide.com ... Beyond those, good luck... SUGGESTION: Contact the club or organization directly to see if their event is actually going to happen--relying solely on someone's haphazardly-maintained compendium of events (and I'm not saying I'm infallible--I only do this as a hobby after all) can often get you into trouble... Happy event hunting!

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APRIL 16-18, 2021, Friday-Sunday, Englishtown (NEW JERSEY) – TENTATIVE DATES for “39th Annual Spring Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show”… webmaster’s note – Following is some info I found on the Englishtown – Old Bridge Township Raceway Park web site’s dedicated Swap Meet info page (https://etownracewaypark.com/swap-meets/): “…About the Swap Meet: The Bi-annual Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show is held in April & September, rain or shine. It runs from Friday through Sunday with Vendor spaces on pavement and grass, over 300 Car for Sale spaces on pavement, and free parking for attendees. Sale merchandise consists of a wide array of parts, accessories and miscellaneous items… Our show’s are judged by “People’s Choice” on Saturday and Sunday. Top 60 People’s Choice Awards. With Special Awards for People’s Choice Car 1959 & Older, People’s Choice Car 1960 & Newer, People’s Choice – Truck, Modern Musclecar, Best Club Participation (Sat. only), Vinnie & Richard Napp Memorial Cup… Here’s more detailed information regarding our most frequently asked questions: General admission — $12/person each day; Children under 12 admitted free… Gates open 7:00 AM each day. Closes at 6:00 PM Friday & Saturday. Closes at 4:00 PM on Sunday… Car Show registration 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM enter thru gate #3; Participant award goes to each entry… Raceway Park’s Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show offers something for everyone. Whether you want to connect with other owners, look for hard to find parts and accessories, or just appreciate American classics and modified vehicles, this is the place to be!...”… For more info - Old BridgeTownship Raceway Park is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RacewayPark/ (make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like")… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/26/2021)

APRIL 17, 2021, Saturday, East Granby – Advanced Auto Body Auto Swap Meet & Tag Sale… webmaster's note - I believe it was John B. from the CT Council of Car Clubs who passed the flyer along for this event just a day or so ago (by posting it on the 4Cs’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/), which will be happening Saturday, April 17th, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, at Advanced Auto Body, 108 Rainbow Road, East Granby, CT 06026, and with a rain date of April 18th also listed… Here is more info from the flyer: “…$25 per space or $40 for two spaces… Masks & social distancing required… Frank: 860-997-6810, George: 860-930-6068, Gee 860-614-8374…”… FLYER LINK – Here’s the direct link to the Flyer image that John posted: https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/162045958_10224578602989167_8479702031514677740_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=Wg4yfSxyaWYAX-v0BCG&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=9b9ff21682439ddb67a7e11b2ae6b95f&oe=60777177  … Even more info – Here’s the Facebook page for Advanced Auto Body (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/Advanced-Auto-Body-1488191914742860 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/18/2021)

APRIL 18, 2021, Sunday, Guilford – “Season Opener for ‘Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee’ at Guilford Commons Shopping Center,” 9am to 11am, at Guilford Commons, 1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2918229405089029/): “…We are a group of car enthusiasts who meet every other Sunday at the Guilford Commons (1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT - Exit 57 off of I-95 to talk cars. All cars welcome...if it has wheels, bring it!…”… More info – Please be sure to also visit the official Facebook home page for Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/ctshorelinecarsandcoffee ... webmaster’s note - Can’t say enough about how happy I am to see this announcement, for one of the coolest summertime cars & coffee series—dare I say it—in the STATE!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2021)

EVENT CANCELLED (per the organizers' Facebook page) APRIL 18, 2021, Sunday, East Hartford – “…UC3 Spring Show 2021, 9am-3pm, at  Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford…”… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/571335220319190): “…UC3 invites you to join us for our 18th Annual Spring Show!... Location: RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD CT, Directly off of I-84; you may use either the Silver Lane or Cabelas entrance to the parking lots… Hours: Gates open to all @ 9:00 am, Registration for show cars closes @ 12:00 pm, Gates will remain open until the beginning of awarding Trophies, Trophies to be announced by 2:30 pm… Price: $20 per car to park in show parking (no pre-registration required), $5 per spectator. Parking for spectators is free, CASH ONLY - Exact change is appreciated… Participation Policy: Please keep cars and music turned off when parked. Loud music, burnouts, donuts, and excessive engine revving are strictly prohibited. Offenders will be asked to leave the property. Dangerous / risky driving while arriving or leaving the premises will likewise not be tolerated. East Hartford Police as well as State Police detail officers will be on-site for the duration of the event and will be ticketing. Also, per request of local police and facility management, we must ask that all attending the event stay away from the chain-link fences between the event’s entrance/exit and spectator lot next to Silver Lane. Your cooperation is appreciated. Participate at your own risk…. Parking: There will be no pre-registration. Due to the nature of Rentscher Field’s parking lots and the sheer volume of cars attending, we cannot guarantee parking with friends, clubs, groups, etc. If you want the best chance at parking together, make sure to arrive together. Please note that even this does NOT guarantee that we will be able to grant all parking requests due to the extreme volume of traffic anticipated… Important: Spectator parking will be in a separate lot outside of the lots for registered show cars. If you do not plan to register your car for showing, you will be asked to park in the spectator area. Police officers and club members will be available to direct you… All Cars Welcome! For those who have yet to see one of our shows, we tend to amass some of the greatest diversity of cars in one place. Anyone who has been to a previous show can attest that there's something for everyone, including Classics, Domestics, Imports, Euros and even Supercars. All makes, models and price ranges of vehicles are welcome… Trophies: Domestic Classic, Domestic Modern, Truck, 4x4, JDM, Euro, Exotic, Static fitment, Air fitment, Trunk Setup, Bikes, Custom, Paint, Track, Best of Show ...And more!...”… webmaster’s note – There’s a whole bunch more info on that event page, please take the time to visit and read it… ALSO – There is a separate Facebook event page for the Swap Meet  portion of this event, please go see it at: https://www.facebook.com/events/591969801535367 ... And there you have it… *2/17/2021 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE – The UC3’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UC3CarClub/) posted a notice yesterday that this event has been cancelled… Ugh… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/5/2020; event cancellation notice incorporated into this listing as of 2/17/2021)

APRIL 19, 2021, Monday, Bolton – Season opener for “Barnyard Breakout! – Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Monday Night Car Show”… Quoting from what was posted March 28, 2021 on the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Barnyard Breakout! - Fish Family Farm car show update: 1st Monday night show will be April 19 if weather and field conditions are favorable. We are also working on a few different food trucks to supply food... 1st big charity show for LRF will be Memorial Day, Sandy has the Lobster truck booked for that day. That show will start at 1pm until 4pm. We are going to try to get a few live bands this year if we can swing it. We will also have new T-shirts for sale this year. Stay tuned and watch for updates!... Please share this post!...”… More info – We didn’t see a start time for the April 19th event, but presumably it will be some time in the evening. Also, we noticed the acronym “LRF” in the post, as relating to their Memorial Day event (Memorial Day is also a Monday), and it appears to be short for Lymphoma Research Foundation (“The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s mission it to eradicate lymphoma and serve those impacted by this blood cancer)—an undoubtedly fantastic cause to support!... Location: Fish Family Farm Creamery and Dairy is located at 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT 06043… And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2021)

APRIL 21-25, 2021, Wednesday-Sunday, Carlisle (PENNSYLVANIA) – “Spring Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market & Corral” … Weds-Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 7am-12pm… Admission Weds-Sat $12, Sunday free, event pass $35, kids 12 & under free… 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013… Info: https://carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=spring+carlisle … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2021)

APRIL 24, 2021, Saturday, Berlin – Season opener date for “Saturday Cruisin’ Classics” at Midstate Air Compressor on the Berlin Turnpike, 5-8pm, 1492 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this event heads-up along, referencing the CT Street Legends “Saturday Cruisin’ Classics” page at their web site (http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/saturday-night-cruisin--classics.html). Here’s the complete blurb from that web site page about this recurring cruise night event: “…We will once again be holding our Saturday Cruisin' Classics events at Midstate Air Compressor Inc. on the Berlin Turnpike. The time will be from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. There is no entry fee and food will be available on-site. So, come on down, show off our beautiful classic, enjoy an evening with friends, good music and prizes. The schedule is as follows: April 24 … May 8 … May 22 … June 5 … June 19 … July 10… July 24 … August 14 … August 28 …”… Additional info (quoting from their web site): “Connecticut Street Legends - “Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …”… Looks like we have it all covered now! Thanks again Rick!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2021)

APRIL 24, 2021, Saturday, Deep River – Cars & Conversation at Abingdon Spares in Deep River… Quoting Ed Cooke’s (ed@abingdonspares.com) e-mail note from today (3/16/2021): “…Hello, Abingdon Spares is holding a Cars and Conversation on Saturday, April 24th, from 10-12 am. It is a very informal gathering of British Sports car, with the occasional German and Italian ones too! It is held at our location in Deep River, CT,  900 Industrial Park Road, Deep River, CT 06417… I was hoping you could list this on your web calendar, it is open to all British sports cars, not just MGs. More information can be found at https://abingdonspares.com/pages/contact-abingdon-spares , or at the numbers below… Thank you, Ed Cooke, ed@abingdonspares.com … Abingdon Spares 800.225.0251 , 860.322.3128 , 900 Industrial Park Road, Deep River, CT 06417 , abingdonspares.com …”… Sounds cool! Thanks for contacting us, Ed, and we are happy to help spread the word!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2021)

APRIL 24, 2021, Saturday, Pomfret – Reported season opener for “…’Tri-State Cruisers Classic Car Club Weekly Cruise at Pizzaria 101/Loos & Co.,’ corner of Routes 169 & 101 in Pomfret, CT, on the grass, 5-8pm…”… webmaster’s note – This is second hand info that was reported to us by our friend Rick Stevenson, via an e-mail dated 4/9/2021; we are happy to pass along the info, but also recommend checking in with the organizers, at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-State-Cruisers-Classic-Car-Club-131516450220126/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”), and/or their web site: http://www.tri-statecruisers.com/ … And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

APRIL 24, 2021, Saturday, Massapequa (LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK) – The Car Show Long Island TOBAY Classic Car, Truck, and RV Show, 11am-4pm, at TOBAY Beach, Ocean Parkway, Massapequa, NY 11758. Cost: $15 for show cars, spectators are free... For more infowww.carshowli.com or 516-797-4121… More info – We found this event listed on the Hemmings web site, at this dedicated page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=58436 (please be sure to go to that page and read through the details, especially as pertain to COVID-19-related issues and guidelines)… Even more info – Please also be sure to view the organizer’s web site at: http://www.carshowli.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2021)

APRIL 25, 2021, Sunday, Milford – Season opener for “Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee,” starting at 8:30am, 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460… webmaster’s note – No other details were provided save for the date and start time, but here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/272685184222611/ - and make sure you also visit the organizers’ official Facebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ ... Additional thoughts - From having attended a few of these myself in the past (pre-COVID-era), they are exceptionally cool and exceptionally popular, and draw a very wide cross-section of cars and car people! Don’t miss it if you can help it, and hope they schedule additional dates for this year… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2021)

APRIL 25, 2021, Sunday, North Haven – “Junk In The Trunk – Auto Parts Only”… Quoting from the flyer for this event that we saw recently posted on the CT Classic Chevy Club web site’s coming events page (“2021 Area Shows & Cruises” page, last updated 3/19/2021, ref: https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/shows---cruises.html): “…’Junk In The Trunk,’ Sunday, April 25th, 2021, 9am-12pm… Auto Parts Only (no tents, tables, tarps, weed eaters, beanie babies, flea market stuff)… Target shopping center, 200 Universal Drive N., North Haven, CT 06473… Exit 9, easy on/off… No cover charge…”… webmaster’s note - No info provided as to who may be the organizer, and/or how to contact them—just passing this along for your info… And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2021)

EVENT CANCELLED (per direct contact with the organizers) APRIL 25, 2021, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUSETTS) – The Early Ford V8 Club Annual Swap Meet, 8am-1pm, at Fitchburg Airport, 567 Crawford Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420… Info: 978-263-7256 or mcdonald@world.std.com and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/v8clubofnewengland/ … webmaster’s note – Here’s the NewEnglandAutoShows.com page where we found the above info: https://www.newenglandautoshows.com/event/ma-fitchburg-early-ford-v8-clube-swap-meet-2/?instance_id=7330 … *2/24/2021 EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE – We received a heads-up from our local old car friend Chuck P. that this event has been cancelled… Ugh… We subsequently made direct contact with the club via their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/v8clubofnewengland/), and also via e-mail to their president (see the link provided on this “Chapters” page:https://www.earlyfordv8.org/Regional_Club_Directory.cfm), and received prompt & helpful responses from both inquiries confirming that this event has been cancelled… And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020; event cancellation notice incorporated into this listing as of 2/24/2021)

APRIL 29, 2021, Thursday, Enfield – Season opener for “Cruisin’ at Mt. Carmel,” at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, in Enfield, CT… The following was posted on 2/19/2021 by John B. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1141058699337292/user/100007227395415/) on the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs): “…~~ Cruisin' Mt Carmel ~~ Sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo… Come join us every Thursday. Free admission. Weekly car award… Use the Charles Street entrance located off Elm ST. (Rt 220)… DJ, Food/Beverages served. 5:00-8:00pm… 93 Park Ave, Enfield CT… WEATHER PERMITTING WE WILL START OUR 2021 CRUISE NIGHTS ON THURSDAY APRIL 29th – SEPTEMBER 30th … www.mtcarmelsociety.com , (860)745-8856…”… More info - Additionally, a flyer for this event was posted the same day on the CT Council of Car Clubs FB page by Gerald Leblanc (https://www.facebook.com/gerald.leblanc.31), which included the following additional info: “…Cruisin’ at Mt. Carmel, 93 Park Avenue, Enfield, CT… Every Thursday night 5:00-8:00pm… Fresh food, 50/50 raffle, free admission… Sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo… Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Cruisinmtcarmel ...”… Sounds cool!... Make sure to visit that Cruisin’ Mt. Carmel Facebook page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2021)

MAY 1, 2021, Saturday, Middletown – “The Annual E.J.K. Car Show,” Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Xavier High School, 181 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT… Rain date = Sunday, May 2… $10 donation to enter a vehicle; $1 donation requested from spectators… Food, music, prizes… All proceeds will be donated to the Eric J. Kalber Memorial Scholarship Fund… For more information contact: Joseph Pepitone, pepitonejo1@xavierhighschool.org …” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter car club (https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec) for posting the Official Flyer for this event just a couple of days ago on the Facebook system, from which all of the above info was transcribed… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2021)

MAY 1, 2021, Saturday, Meriden – American Muscle Car Club 2021 Kick Off Cruise Night – at Class Act Auto Wash of Meriden… Quoting from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/467257631088226/ : “…Saturday, May 1, 2021, 5pm – 8pm… AMCC Cruise Night – 2021 Kick Off Cruise! At Class Act Auto Wash Featuring Premier Pet Wash… Price: Free… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450… AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out, talking cars, and having fun!... Trophies, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Music, and a friendly Gearhead atmosphere…. NOTE: Social Distancing Rules Mandatory till restriction are lowered (includes mask as needed). Anyone not following Social distancing rules may be asked to leave…”… For more info - AMCC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct … Class Act Auto Wash on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/classactautowashpremierpetwash … Please visit both and give ‘em both a “Like” while you’re there!... *3/17/2021 UPDATES – We recently saw some additional dates added for the AMCC Class Act Auto Wash Meriden Cruises, per their recently-posted Facebook event notices—they are: Saturday, May 15th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/116133840429457), Saturday, June 5th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/124955752907567), and Saturday, June 19th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/2822914164626264), and presumably there will be more 1st & 3rd Saturday dates thru the season… Even more info - Here is some verbiage copied from the 5/15 event notice: “…Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash, 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450… AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out, talking cars, and having fun!... Trophies, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Music, and a friendly Gearhead atmosphere… NOTE: Social Distancing Rules Mandatory till restriction are lowered (includes mask as needed). Anyone not following Social distancing rules may be asked to leave…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/18/2020; updates with additional dates and some additional details added to this listing as of 3/17/2021)

MAY 1, 2021, Saturday, Oxford – Fritz’s Car Cruise “Dust Off Cruise,” at Fritz’s Snack Bar, starting at 2pm, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478… webmaster’s note – We don’t know any other details right now, however this event was just announced today on the “Fritz’s Car Cruise” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185) by Melissa M., so we are very pleased to add it at this time to our Calendar! And we’ll do our best to update as more details may become available! Nice to see some local-area car events starting to pop up—and Fritz’s is among the best! Thanks Melissa and Fritz’s!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2021)

MAY 1, 2021, Saturday, New Milford – “The Wheels For Wheels Car Show”…Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/909809613183819/): “…6th Annual Wheels For Wheels Car Show, Saturday May 1, 12–4PM, John Pettibone Community Center, 2 Pickett District Rd, New Milford, CT 06776… All are welcome : Cars, Trucks, Bikes etc. Pets too!... $20 Suggested Donation… The goal of Wheels for Wheels is To Uplift and Mobilize the Disabled Community…”… More info – Please also be sure to visit the official Wheels for Wheels Facebook page, to learn more about their mission (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/WheelsForWheelsFund/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

MAY 1, 2021, Saturday, Seekonk (MASSACHUSETTS) – “7th Annual ‘Seekonk Speedway Show & Go’ – Annual Car Show, Burn Out Drags, and Test & Tunes,” May 1, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm, at Seekonk Speedway, 1782 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771… Quoting from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/551021339171039 : “…The 10th Annual Custom Car Show is a FREE event for fans, car only $10 to be in the show. Trophies awarded in 8 categories. Track is open with free admission to watch Seekonk Speedways NASCAR divisions get ready for Opening Day! Cars must be in place by 11 for judging, burnout drags at 1 pm on the track (limited entries). Awesome entertainment provided by the one and only Crusin Bruce! Food and Drink available inside the speedway! …”… More info – We scanned the event poster that’s viewable at the Facebook event page to glean these further details: “…Free for fans, $10 per car, gates open at 8am, judging starts at 9, cars must be parked by 11am for awards judging… Best of awards: top three best of show, best open car, best closed car, best engine, best paint, best truck, best race car, Seekonk Speedway Choice Award… Awards at 2pm, following Burn Out Drags… Burnout Drags on track @ 1pm… Entertainment by Crusin Bruce… Food & beverage available… First 150 vehicles receive dash plaque… Automotive swap meet 8am… Seekonk Speedway Nascar practice open to the public…”… Even more info – Quoting from the Seekonk Speedway’s own dedicated event page (https://seekonkspeedway.com/event/7th-annual-show-go-car-show/): “…Join us starting at 9 am for a Classic Car Show hosted by the Mass Cruisers with entertainment by Crusin Bruce Palmer. Trophies will be awarded plus Burn out drags at 1 pm on the Race Track. Check out the FREE Test and Tune session as our Speedway Stars get ready for Opening Day 2k20. See www.seekonkspeedway.com for more details…”… webmaster’s note – Seekonk’s not a bad drive at all from our area—it’s just on the other side of RI—and RI’s not a long state to drive thru. It would definitely be cool to check this out—even if only as a spectator. Goodness knows there do not seem to be a lot of car events being planned yet for 2021… … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2021)

MAY 1-2, 2021, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester –  The Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association Inc. (QVEA) presents: “The Zagray Farm Museum Spring Show & Swap Meet,” 7am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday, at Zagray Farm Museum, 544 Amston Road, Colchester, CT 06415… Quoting from information provided on the official web site (http://www.zagrayfarmmuseum.org/): “…An educational family show featuring all things mechanical. Join us as we step back in time and enjoy a variety of interesting demonstrations and activities. Our 1873 sawmill and woodworking area will be active, as well as cable shovels, bulldozers and more in our sandpit. Tractors, plowing, stationary power, oilfield and hit-n-miss engines, huge flea market, vintage machine shop and foundry, and always a surprise or two!...”… Vendor spaces $25, for vendor space information: Karl Hansen 860-887-0144… webrmaster’s note: There is a bunch more event information provided on the .PDF file that opens up when you click on the “Spring Show information Click Here” button, so please do go and read thru all of the details: http://www.zagrayfarmmuseum.org/resources/spring-show-flyer-2020.pdf ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/26/2020)

EVENT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CANCELLED (per a heads-up from a fellow old car person, also some semi-cryptic information found onlne) MAY 1-2, 2021, Saturday-Sunday (it appears Swap Meet also opens noon on Friday, 4/30; details in listing), Rhinebeck (NEW YORK) – Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 Route 9 – Rhinebeck, NY 12572… The following comes from the Dutchess County Fair web site event info page (https://www.dutchessfair.com/the-fairgrounds/all-events/rhinebeck-antique-car-show-swap-meet/): “…Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet… Swap Meet Hours: Saturday, May 1, 2021 – 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sunday, May 2, 2021 – 8:00 Am to 5:00 PM… Car Show - Hours: Saturday, May 1, 2021 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Show Car Entry Gate Closes At 12:00 Noon, Rods & Customs, Sport Compacts/Pickups… Sunday, May 2, 2021 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Show Car Entry Gate Closes At 12:00 Noon, Unmodified Antiques & Classic Cars to 1995… Register at: https://rhinebeckcarshow.com/register.html ... Car show web site: https://rhinebeckcarshow.com/ … Car show info contact: jadoyle@frontiernet.net … Show Highlights: Our 50th Year Anniversary!... Spectators come from all over the Northeast… Outstanding Grounds with Paved Walkways… Hundreds of Vendor Spaces… 30 Rod & Custom Awards… Countless Hot Rods & Customs on Saturday… 60 Antique & Classic Classes… Sunday = Lots of Great Antique & Classic Cars… Loads Of Free Parking… Many Great Cars For Sale in the “Car Corral”… Swap Meet Opens on Friday @ Noon… Buy the 2 or 3 Day Pass for a great Savings… 24-Hour Security Patrols… Swap Meet Details: ‘…The Swap Meet at Rhinebeck has been a favorite among car collectors from all over the Northeast for years. Our objective is to make this the most vendor friendly Swap Meet around. There are a large number of Swap Spaces at Rhinebeck both Outside and Inside that consist of four large well lighted buildings. New vendors are welcome but get your registration in early. All vendors MUST have a New York State Tax Number to participate in any NY swap meet and Rhinebeck is no exception. Our long-time vendors tell us that Rhinebeck is one of their favorite shows. Each year thousands of spectators come to Rhinebeck so if you have auto-related items or services to sell, complete and return the form by April 15th. If you want to keep your current spaces we MUST receive your registration by April 1st. To keep set up smoothly, all vendors are required to pre-register. 10 X 30-foot outdoor spaces cost $50 and 10 X 20-foot indoor spaces are $75. Vendor set up begins at about 11:00 AM on Friday and continues until dusk…’… Remember Show Opens at 12:00 Noon on Friday – the Swap Meet is open to Paid Spectators. Gates open again at 6:00 AM Saturday…”… And there you have it! … *2/24/2021 APPARENT EVENT CANCELLATION NOTICE – We received a heads-up from our local old car friend Rick S. that this event has been cancelled… Ugh… We subsequently did some online research and found it indeed listed as cancelled per this “New York by Rail” page: https://www.newyorkbyrail.com/events/rhinebeck-antique-car-show/ and also on this AACA forum page: https://forums.aaca.org/topic/359046-rhinebeck-ny-show-cancelled-for-2021/ … And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/27/2020; apparent event cancellation notice incorporated into this listing as of 2/24/2021)

MAY 2, 2021, Sunday, East Hartford – Connecticut Street Rod Association Spring Swap Meet at Retschler/Pratt & Whitney Field… Quoting from the CSRA Coming Events Page (https://csra.org/pages/events_list.php): “…51st Annual CSRA Spring Swap Meet, 05/02/2021… CSRA is constantly looking to improve our Swap Meets and all shows we produce for our vendors and spectators. Due to the fact we have outgrown Lake Compounce, and have experienced various other issues there, we are making a move to a much better venue for all of us. This is a huge decision but we believe our loyal vendors and participants will enjoy the new location immensely. One major change to the event will be NO SATURDAY SETUPS.  Everyone will be parked on Sunday morning… The new location for the spring swap meet is the Pratt and Whiney Stadium, formally known as Rentschler Field. 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118.   Gates open at 6:00 AM. Make note that we are moving back to our long-standing date of the 1st weekend in May. Directions: Take I-84, E or W to exit 58, Silver Lane. Follow signs to Rentschler Field. Vendor and spectator lines will be marked accordingly… Antique, Street Rod, Hot Rod, Classic, Racing, Special Interest, Trucks, tools, Collectables, Toys, and used speed parts offered… Vendor spots still at $40.. (Vendor spots are 15' X 20' If you can't fit entirely in this dimension, you must buy more spots). Spectators still at $10 per. Kids under 12 free. Cars for sale $30. Truck and trailer $60… We are anticipating enough parking to accommodate street rods and classics as well… For more info contact CSRA at www.CSRA.ORG or 203-697-9113…”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2021)

MAY 2, 2021, Sunday, Monson (MASSACHUSETTS) – The Car Club New England (CCNE) Cars and Coffee at Monson Savings Bank, 8am-11am, at Monson Savings Bank, 146 Main Street, Monson, MA 01057… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/840972326635076/): “…Monson Savings Bank along with The Car Club New England are bringing Cars and Coffee to you. We have combined along with Dunkin Donuts (across the street) to host our first of what we hope to be bi-weekly events. We have invited Monson PD / Fire and EMS to come out to be a part of the event… We will have a 50/50 raffle which the winner will receive their portion and we will donate the other to a local small business. Supporting the Community while spending time with others and shaking off the 2020 rust… Come on down, enjoy the morning, bring your car, truck, bike and enjoy the time… *We ask that you observe the rules set by the state on distancing / masks.*…”… Additional info – Please be sure to visit The Car Club New England Inc.’s Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/The-Car-Club-New-England-Inc-753549891457681 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2021)

MAY 2, 2021, Sunday, Pomfret – Quoting from the CVA 2021 info page that we received from Bill Arute (uploaded screen shot available at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2021CTVWAssociationEventsList-Recd2Jan2021FromCVAPrezBillArute.pdf): “…Sunday May 2, 2021 - The CVA’s  31st Annual Spring Dust-off, Address: Loos & Co. junction of Rt.169 & Rt. 101, Pomfret Ct. 06259 from 9am to 3pm. This is an informal, non-judged VW gathering held rain or shine. Dash Plaques to the first 100 cars. Food available at Pizza 101 and Baker’s Dozen.  Please, no alcohol, loud music, vending or burnouts! For more info: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

MAY 4, 2021, Tuesday, Cheshire – Reported season opener for “Cheshire Wayback Burgers Cruise Night”… Quoting from JoAnn York’s (https://www.facebook.com/joann.york.378) 4/13/2021 post to the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/): ”…Ladies and Gentleman dust off your cars and start your engines. Wayback Burgers Cruise Night is BACK starting MAY 4th, 2021, from 5pm -9pm... At 957 S. Main St , Cheshire, CT 06410. Please follow the guidelines for social distancing and face mask requirements. Let's get out and have fun BUT keep it safe. Hope to see you there… Feel free to share this post. Thank You…”… More info – The Cheshire Wayback Burgers’ Facebook page (please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/WaybackBurgersCheshireCT ... And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2021)

MAY 5, 2021, Wednesday, Guilford – “The Second Annual Lucille Sharp Memorial Cruise,” Panera Bread, Route 1/Exit 57 off of I95, Guilford, CT, 5-8pm… Rain date = 5/12/2021 (also a Wednesday)… webmaster’s note - Our local old car friend Cathy Stewart, who chaired the first ever "Lucille Sharp Memorial Cruise" at Panera Bread in Guilford (https://www.facebook.com/PaneraGuilfordCT/) this past September just sent me a note today announcing the *2021* version of the Lucille Sharp Memorial Cruise! Cathy wrote: "...Hi, Steve, Happy Healthy New Year to you and your family. I wanted to let you know that we are going to have the second annual Lucille Sharp Memorial Cruise on May 5, 2021 with the rain date on May 12, 2021. The dates are both Wednesdays. Again, the Cruise will be held at Panera Bread, 1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, off exit 57 off I-95, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All the people who helped last year are in, including Rockin’ Richard. I am planning to do trophies and “Goody” bags again. I hope that we will have more cars/trucks show up this year although we did get a wonderful turnout last year. Hope you will be able to make it this year! Cathy..."… HOW GREAT IS THAT! I did not make it to the 2020 event, but I sure do hope to make the 2021 version, coming soon in early May at Panera's in Guilford! Thanks again Cathy Stewart for all your fantastic work organizing this wonderful event!... *1/25/2021 UPDATE - Here's a scanned image of the SAAC newsletter layout page of Doreen Forest's great PICTURES from the inaugural 2020 event (September 9th, 2020, at the same location: Panera Guilford), to help illustrate what a GREAT event it was--and to help us get psyched for the 2021 version: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2020LucilleSharpMemorialCruiseLayoutForSAACNewsletter.jpg ... *1/29/2021 UPDATE: OFFICIAL FLYER LINK - We received a copy of the 2021 Official Flyer from event Chairman Cathy Stewart, via a 1/25/2021 postmarked snail mail (thanks Cathy!); we, in turn, scanned it to create an electronic copy, and then uploaded it to our server, where it is viewable now at the following hyperlink: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/5May2021LucilleSharpMemCruisePaneraGuilford.jpg … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2021; link to image of SAAC newsletter layout page documenting the 2020 event added to this listing as of 1/12/2021; link to scanned copy of the official flyer added to this listing as of 1/29/2021)

MAY 5, 2021, Wednesday, Oxford – Season opener for Fritz’s Car Cruise Weekly Wednesday Night Cruise Night, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478… webmaster’s note – We don’t know any other details right now, however this event was just announced today on the “Fritz’s Car Cruise” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185) by Melissa M., so we are very pleased to add it at this time to our Calendar! And we’ll do our best to update as more details may become available! Nice to see some local-area car events starting to pop up—and Fritz’s is among the best! Thanks Melissa and Fritz’s! ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2021)

MAY 6, 2021, Thursday, Seymour – Season opener for Seymour CT Lions, Inc. Summer Cruise Nights 2021, at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT … webmaster’s note – Quoting from the flyer that was posted 3/19/2021 on the Seymour Lions' official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions - make sure to visit and give' 'em a "Like" while you're there): "...Seymour CT Lions, Inc., Summer Cruise Nights 2021, Every Thursday starting May 6th, through September 23rd, Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Ave., Seymour... Facebook @SeymourCTLions, Melissa 203-430-9356..."... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

MAY 8, 2021, Saturday, Uncasville – “…’Hot Import Nights – Presented by Nexen Tire’… 2pm – 12am… Saturday, May 8th, 2021, Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382… Global lifestyle festival: Cars, music, fashion, food, art & entertainment… Multi-cultural social gathering for the masses…”… webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a poster posted on this page, that we ran across while browsing the internet for upcoming car events in our area: https://carshownationals.com/connecticut-car-shows/ - beyond that, I don’t know anything else about it—sure sounds cool & interesting, though!… *3/4/2021 UPDATE: LINK TO FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE – We just ran across a Facebook event page for this big-sounding shindig at Mohegan—here it is (be sure to check it out for more event details, and also make sure to indicate “interested” if you wish to stay abreast of further updates & announcements related to this event): https://www.facebook.com/events/mohegan-sun/hin-mohegan-sun-may-8-2021/613019119608761/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/14/2021; Facebook event page link added to this listing as of 3/4/2021)

MAY 10, 2021, Monday, North Haven – Reported season opener for The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club’s Monday Night Cruise Nights, at the Washington Commons Shopping Center, Washington Street, North Haven, CT… webmaster’s note  – We are transcribing the basics from the 4/12/2021 Facebook post by The Doo Wop Cruisers on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049), and have no other info at this time… But, rest assured they are a GREAT group and run a GREAT weekly Monday evening cruise night every summer, very popular with the local area car enthusiast crowd, plenty of room and plenty of friendly folks—please be sure to visit their FB page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!... Additional info – I looked up the street address for the “Washington Commons” shopping center, and it’s listed as: 117 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

MAY 12, 2021, Wednesday, Bozrah – Reported season opener for “Bozrah Moose 950 Cruise 2021 at The Moose Club Grill – Presented by The Moose Riders Club”… Quoting from the poster that we saw shared in early April on the CT Car Shows and Meets Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018): “…Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise 2021, by The Moose Riders Club, at the Moose Club Grill… (list of dates) May 12 … May 26 … June 9 … June 23 … July 14 … July 28 … August 11 … August 25 … September 8 … September 22 … Rods, customs, atnqieus, muscle cars, special interest… Food services and beverages available… Info: 860-889-6856… No burn outs please…”… Additional info – We looked up the Bozrah Moose Lodge 950’s street address and it’s listed as 115 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334… We also looked up the Bozrah Moose Riders Facebook page, and you can check ‘em out at: https://www.facebook.com/bozrahmooseriders ... A few more details – We subsequently ran across another copy of the 2021 flyer that appears to contain a bit more info about the cruises (including the hours they run, which are listed as: 5:00pm to 8:00pm, and also the recommended Exit # off of Route 2 to get there, which would be Exit 24) posted on the Facebook system by James Izzarelli (https://www.facebook.com/izzarelli1); thanks James!... And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2021)

MAY 14, 2021, Friday, North Branford – Opening Date for the Marty Forbes North Branford McDonalds & Dairy Queen Friday Cruise Nights… Thanks to our local old car friend Joe Sandella for passing along (yesterday, via the Facebook system) the opening date for this great local Friday night cruise—we are so happy to see it return! Joe says that the starting time is 5:00pm, and that’s as much as we know at this time! Thanks again Joe for the heads up!... Additional info - The McDonalds and Dairy Queen who are the host businesses for this cruise night are located at 280 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471, part of a larger shopping plaza called I think, “Central Plaza,” and you can think of it as also being located at the intersection of Routes 80 & 139 (I think Route 80 in this area is called “Foxon Road,” and Route 139 in this area is “Branford Road”)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2021)

MAY 15, 2021, Saturday, Wethersfield – The Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club & Hooter's of Wethersfield Present: ‘2021 Saturday Car Cruise Nights’, 3:30pm to 7:30pm, at Hooter's, 1731 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT… 2021 Schedule (no rain dates): May15th , June 5th & 19th , July 3rd & 17th , August 7th & 21st , September 4th & 18th , October 2nd & 16th … Bigger trophies, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing… Music provided by DJ Brian Skibo… Raffle proceeds benefit Paul Newman’s ‘Hole In The Wall Gang Camp,’ and Toy Drive donations support a Connecticut Children’s Hospital… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person—no alcohol, no burnouts—please come, have fun, and be safe!... Brought to you by www.charteroakbirds.org – For club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Visit CharterOakBirds.org for Special Events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights…”… webmaster’s note – We transcribed the above info from a flyer that was posted today on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443 - please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2021)

MAY 15, 2021, Saturday, Enfield – The Car Club New England (CCNE) Spring Car Show 2021, 9am-2pm, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, 93 Park Avenue, Enfield, CT 06082… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1179295392490404/): “…We did it! We were able to get our show locked in and we are once again invading CT! We will still be enforcing and following state guidelines as presented by the state but we are able to host our event this year and we are going for it! Cost per participant in the show will be $10 (show cars), admission is free. We will have a ROBUST raffle table as well as food and drink provided by the Mt. Carmel Society staff / volunteers…”… More info (from a flyer passed along to us by Jamie DuPuis from the CCNE) - $10 per show vehicle… Rain date = May 22, 2021 (also a Saturday)… A portion of the proceeds will be donated to: Project New Hope… Questions about the event: thecarclubne@gmail.com …”… Even more info – Please be sure to visit The Car Club New England Inc.’s Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/The-Car-Club-New-England-Inc-753549891457681... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2021)

MAY 15, 2021, Saturday, Uncasville – Season opener for “Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents ‘Cruise Nights 2021 at The Center of Montville’,” 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates. Sorry, no motorcycles… (list of dates) Saturday, May 15th, 5-8pm … Saturday, June 19th, 5-8pm … Saturday, July 17th, 5-8pm … Saturday, August 21st, 5-8pm … Saturday, September 18th, 4-7pm … Appreciation trophies courtesy Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… Food, drink, and ice cream by Mr. Hot Rod… All raffle proceeds to go the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday – for the latest cruise night show info see our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web www.secmc.com … Please no alcohol & no burnouts…”… webmaster’s note - Thanks SECMC-ers for the poster, from which all of the above info above was transcribed, as posted on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/), in early April, along with the following note: “…We now have everything in place and here is our cruise night flyer for the 2021 season. We are still going to take things one month at a time (just in case things change) but we fully anticipate things will be OK. We're really looking forward to seeing everyone this year, it's been WAY too long!!...”… Sounds great to us!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

MAY 15, 2021, Saturday, Hartford (CT) to Palmer (MA) – The Rallye for a Cure, “…a fun game-tour-adventure to help Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) find a cure for Type 1 diabetes… The “Rallye for a Cure” puts you behind the wheel for a great cause! Enter as a team (driver and navigator) and enjoy a Game-Tour-Adventure Rallye. We have raised funds to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This event is fun for the whole family!...”… webmaster’s note – Sounds fantastic, and what a tremendously great cause to support! The above descriptions came from the official “Rallye for a Cure” Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RallyeforaCure - and be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), where there was also posted an announcement yesterday for this year’s event, happening on May 15th: “…Ladies and gentlemen, START YOUR ENGINES! The Wright Family Rallyemasters and New Country BMW (https://www.facebook.com/NewCountryBMW/ - Hartford, CT) are thrilled to announce that our 9th annual Rallye for a Cure will take place on Saturday, May 15th, and we are headed to Palmer Motorsports Park (https://www.facebook.com/PalmerMotorsportsParkOfficial/ - Palmer, MA) for parade laps and lunch! Look for more details and registration link to be posted and emailed in the next day or so! For now, SAVE THE DATE and TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!... ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/6/2021)

MAY 16, 2021, Sunday, Old Saybrook – “…J's Auto Detailing and Iron House Fitness present ’J's Auto Cars & Coffee 2021,' hosted at Iron House Fitness of Old Saybrook, 137 Mill Rock Road E., Old Saybrook, CT 06475, 10am to 1pm..."... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/795144121110776/): "...J’s Auto Cars & Coffee 2021 hosted at Iron House Fitness in Old Saybrook, Connecticut... All makes, models, trucks and bikes are welcome! Coffee and treats brought by local food truck vendors!... Rain Date May 23rd..."... Sounds cool to us! We LOVE the local Shoreline-area auto events!... More info - Please do check out J's Auto Detailing at their Facebook page (and be sure to give 'em a "Like" while you're there) at: https://www.facebook.com/JAutoDetailingCT ... And also Iron House Fitness, at their Facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/ironhousefitnessct ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2021)

MAY 16, 2021, Sunday, Waterbury – “…’American Classic & Muscle Car Show,’ hosted by the American Italian Civic Club, 476 Boyden Street, Waterbury, CT 06705… 10am to 3pm; gates open at 9am… Rain date = May 23, 2021… Show car registration $5; spectators are free… Special parking for Mustangs… Delicious food, pavilion, indoor facilities, music provided by DJ Doug and JoAnn… Plenty of parking, scenic picnic area, 50/50 raffle, many trophies, driver raffle prizes... For information contact Ken 203-509-4654 or AJ 860-305-6336…”… webmrster's note – All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer that was posted earlier today by Sean Grindrod on the “CT Car Shows and Meets” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018/); here’s the direct link to the flyer image: https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/154295614_10221139742997707_1961493364908538008_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=3&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=MGsHMv6jX3UAX-A_m4N&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=3c8b189fa777e2a4d955feeeb3f9abef&oe=60601805  … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2021)

MAY 16 (Note Date Change) 92021, Sunday, Hebron – Opening Date for “Cruzin Hebron” at the Hebron Fairgrounds for 2021… Here's some positive local-area cruisin' news for the 2021 New Year! The following was posted to the "Cruzin Hebron" Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cruzin.hebron) on 12/30/2020, by David Armata (https://www.facebook.com/david.armata.5): “…We are Excited to Announce we will be back Cruzin at the Hebron Lions Fair Grounds Starting May 16th 9th… Other dates will be available soon… Thank you for all the support in the past... We also will be looking for some Sponsors this year--if interested Please Message me… Thanks, Dave Armata…”… Sounds great to us! We posted this to the SAAC’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineOldies) ASAP, and we're super happy to get this onto the SAAC Calendar! Way to go David, and everyone connected with Cruzin Hebron! … *AN APPARENTLY UPDATED OPENING DATE AND OTHER EVENT DATES ADDED TO THIS LISTING AS OF 3/22/2021 – We were browsing some online event pages, including the CT Cruise News web site, and noticed that the May 9th Opening Date that we had been listing here since the end of December appears to have morphed into a May 16th Opening Date (with a 3pm start time)—reference the flyer shown online currently at: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e010.php ... The theme for the May 16th date as shown on the flyer is listed as “Epilepsy Benefit Cruz” (an unquestionably fantastic benefit cause, in our view)… Other Dates and Themes – June 20th (TBA Benefit Cruz), start time 3pm … July 18th (Hometown Foundation Benefit Cruz), start time 3pm … August 8th (Packages for Troops Benefit Cruz), start time 3pm … September 26th (PKD Foundation Benefit Cruz), start time 3pm… October 17th (Still Going Strong & Halloween Bash), start time 3pm… And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/31/2020; Apparent Opening Date Revision and other event dates/details were incorporated into this listing as of 3/22/2021)

MAY 16, 2021, Sunday, Marlborough – (Season opening date for…) “Carter Hill Pre-1963 Auto Parts Swap,” 8am to 12pm, at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road (a.k.a.: Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/462879824883224/) that we ran across online: “…Kick off the season with the best little Pre-'63 Swap Meet you never heard of… $20 to Vend/Spectators Free… *Pre 1963 Automotive Parts & Paraphernalia Only*… Breakfast/Lunch available… Vendors must prereg... Call Josh 860-209-3990 or Matt 860-250-4526… Additional Dates!... May 16th … June 13th … July 18th … No August Date … Sept 19th … **Social Distancing/Covid 19 Preventative Measures Apply**…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2021)

MAY 19, 2021, Wednesday, Milford – “... First Cruise of the Season - Cruise Night at Milford Sports Pub,” 290 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT... 6:00pm to 9:00pm... Hosted by Seth "Wolfman" Carley... First 25 cars get a free hot dog/soda... Trophy nights: 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8... 50/50 raffle every week to benefit local charities... All American makes/years, cars - trucks - bikes... No import tuners, or rollers... No burnouts or alcohol... Information: Contact Bryan or Angelo at 203-252-2550..."... And there you have it... webmaster's note - The source for this listing was as seen on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club's coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), and for even more info: https://www.milfordsportspub.com/ and/or: https://www.facebook.com/milfordsportspub (and be sure to give 'em a "Like" while you're there)… *4/8/2021 UPDATES--FLYER LINK & ADDITIONAL INFO -  We were looking at the listing on coming events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club again and a flyer link was added (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2021/milfordCruise%20Night%20Flyer%20(3).pdf); from reading the flyer, we are happy to add additional details to this listing… The end date for this season of their Wednesday cruise nights is clearly indicated now as September 8th, so do keep that in mind… The appearance(s) by DJ Seth “Wolfman” Carley is further described as: “Coming out of retirement for a limited engagement!”… The phrase “Food Bank Donations” is indicated on the flyer, so not sure if that means they will be collecting nonperishable foods, so maybe a good idea to call ahead on that, in case you think you’d like to bring your nonperishable food donations to benefit for those less fortunate… Finally, the original wording on the events page event listing I took to mean that “import tuners” were not welcome (the phrase “import tuners” sometimes can have a negative connotation, I guess), but now the flyer clarifies that with the following wording: “…No imports, tuners, rollers…”… So, as a vintage Volkswagen (an import) driver, I guess I’m going to be limited to only spectating if I am fortunate to be able to make it to one or more of these events—not that I don’t enjoy spectating, though!... And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2021; additional details and a flyer link were added to this listing as of 4/8/2021)

MAY 22, 2021, Saturday, Parsippany (NEW JERSEY) – “…The White Walls Car Club Presents ‘Harry Grant’s Benefit Car and Truck Show,’ Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, 2pm-8pm, held at Hilton Parsippany, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany, NJ… Registration fee of $20 for al show cars due day of show… All Proceeds Go To Harry Grant: Harry lost everything, including his house, in a fire in October 2020. He’s been a huge part of Leadeast as the Sound and Stage Manager for 30+ years, as well as Bluegrass and Folk Festivals in the Northeast Region…. Wolfman Jerry spinning the tunes… Food, bake sale, Chinese auction, and 50/50… Hotel accommodations will be available at the Hilton… Questions, please reach out to Marc Sperling 484-903-8233…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our old car friend Steve DeVito for passing this event info along to us—it sounds like a fantastic way that the old car community is rallying around one of their own who suffered a devastating loss—I am so happy that we’re able to help spread the word about this, and we wish the best for Mr. Grant… All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer that the Connecticut Cruise News has posted on their web site—here’s the DIRECT FLYER LINK: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e110.php ... And here’s the link to the Facebook event page that Steve passed along to us: https://www.facebook.com/events/337774404341545 ... Thanks again Steve and White Walls Car Club—bravo, and well done! … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/19/2021)

MAY 23, 2021, Sunday, North Haven – “... Cruise Party at Hot Rod Motorsports LLC,” 459B Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT... 11:30am to 4:00pm... All hot rods welcome... Complimentary food & drinks... Information: call 203-435-7925..."... FLYER link: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2021/cruseparty%20ray.jpeg ... And there you have it... webmaster's note - The source for this listing was as seen on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club's coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), including the flyer link… More info: http://www.hotrodmotorsports.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2021)

THIS EVENT NOW LISTED AS “POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (per the Facebook event page)… MAY 23 JUNE 282021, Sunday Monday, Somers – “5th Annual Supreme Auto Charity Car Show”… editor’s note: The dedicated page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/6016865.html) contains info on the cancelled 2020 show, so we’re just going to refer you to the web site, which also does not appear to contain any actual 2021 event info at this time: www.supremeautosc.com/charity-car-show ... More info: Kristie Pettit 860-882-9041… *1/5/2021 EVENT DATE CORRECTION – We received a nice note today (1/5/2021) from Joshua Sonnichsen (https://www.facebook.com/joshua.sonnichsen), who noticed that we had the incorrect date shown for this event (which we originally found on the above-mentioned OldRide.com event listings page for Connecticut), and passed this along: “…Howdy, Please note 5th Annual Supreme Auto Charity Car Show is actually scheduled for Sunday, May 23rd not June 28th as currently depicted on your calendar. Thx…. https://www.facebook.com/events/2478865765687926 ...”… THANKS so much, Joshua, for catching that! We always strive to publish the most correct possible info!... More details - from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2478865765687926/) that Joshua passed along: “…5th Annual Supreme Auto Show, benefiting America’s Vet Dogs, 10am to 3pm, at Pleasant View Café, 452 South Road/Route 83, Somers, CT 06071… Rain date = June 6, 2021… Show cars $15 donation; spectators $5 donation… Registration ends at 12:00; judging end at 12:30; raffles & awards at 2:00pm… Hot rods, classics, customs, muscle cars, motorcycles, trucks and more! All are welcome!... DJ, raffles, 50/50, food trucks, custom made trophies, goody bags & dash plaques for the first 200 show cars!... For more info: www.SupremeAutoSC.com/Charity-Car-Show , www.Facebook.com/pg/SupremeAutoCharityShow , SupremeAutoCT@gmail.com , 860-882-9041…”… editor’s note – I can think of few organizations more worth supporting than America’s Vet Dogs, please be sure to visit their page for more info (& give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/AmericasVetDogs ... BRAVO to everyone involved with the Supreme Auto Charity Car Show!... *2/20/2021 IMPORTANT UPDATE -This event is now listed as postponed until further notice,” per the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2478865765687926/) … And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021; event date correction & additional event info incorporated into this listing as of 1/5/2021; “postponed until further notice” update added to this listing as of 2/20/2021)

MAY 29, 2021, Saturday, Berlin – “7th Annual Autorama Car Show – presented by Connecticut Street Legends,” 10am-2pm, at Sage Park, 1499 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/419273559362207): “…Classic car show presented by the Berlin Fire Dept. A Sage Park on the Berlin Tpk. No cutoff year, $10 entry fee, dash plaques and trophies awarded. Food available on premises. Rain date May 30…”… More info – Visit the CT Street Legends Facebook page and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2021)

MAY 29, 2021, Saturday, Meriden – “Silver City Shakedown X,” Saturday, 5/29/2021, 9am-4:30pm, to be held at Meriden PBA, 74 Birdsey Ave, Meriden, CT 06450… Quoting some excerpts from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/279758823547462/): “…Join us for our 10th Annual Silver City Shakedown presented by the Others! CC… Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 9 AM – 4:30 PM… Price: Free… Duration: 7 hr 30 min… Public (anyone on or off Facebook)… Pre-1965 Traditional Style Hot Rods & Customs Only… Live Music, Burlesque, Swap Meet, Food, Booze & Good Times!... $10 per person… For Vendor info and more: www.silvercityshakedown.com … Questions call (203) 537-0849 or (860) 543-9979…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2021)

MAY 31, 2021, Monday, Branford – “TENTATIVE Branford Memorial Day Parade 2021,” Monday, May 31st… HEADS UP: A Branford Memorial Day Parade MAY HAPPEN this year--not sure right now, but please put it on your calendar as a POSSIBILITY... Our friend Branford Memorial Day Parade Chairman Bill O'Brien (https://www.facebook.com/bill.obrien.52438) circulated this broadcast message below dated 3/28/2021, and I was on distribution, since I've traditionally been responsible for getting the word out to the local antique car driving community about the invitation to participate. For now, please keep in mind that this is only to indicate the POSSIBILITY of there being a Branford Memorial Day Parade this year (NOTE: I have no other details at this time): "...Greetings all. I am writing to inform you that Town of Branford First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove is considering allowing the traditional Memorial Day Services and parade this year on Monday May 31. Naturally the East Shore Health District will give the final approval for the activities to take place and set the parameters requiring masks, social distancing etc.. We even have to be prepared for a late cancellation if they deem it is warranted. In the meantime I would appreciate it if you could you talk this over with your members and get back to me with your thoughts on participating. It would not be a commitment and we would understand if you decided not be part of the ceremonies now, or as we get closer to the date. If there will be no parade we will plan a brief ceremony on the Green that morning like we did last year. Thanks and if you have any question write me or call me at 203-988-0241... Bill O'Brien, Veterans Parade Committee Chairman..."… And there you have it. As noted, I have no other details at this time (NO INFO right now on assembly location for old cars, recommended time for staging, parade step-off time, or any of that sort of info), but will do my best to update this listing, as we hear more… (this TENTATIVE event was added to this calendar as of 3/30/2021)

JUNE 5, 2021, Saturday, Old Saybrook – “Cardone & Daughter Automotive ‘Open Shop’”… Quoting from the flyer that is posted on the Cardone & Daughter Automotive official web site (https://www.cardoneanddaughter.com/): “…’Open Shop’ (at) Cardone & Daughter Automotive, 4 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook, CT (Exit 66 off I-95, same road as the Old Saybrook DMV), 860-664-0727… Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9am to 1pm… Rain date = Sunday, June 6, 2021… ‘…Anyone owning a vintage/specialty vehicle is encouraged to drive it to the shop (vintage car not mandatory to attend—everyone is invited!)… Enjoy morning coffee/afternoon hot dogs—get ‘em while they last!...’… webmaster’s note – And please make special note of the following aspect of this event: “…Help us feed neighbors in need! Please bring along a non-perishable food donation for our friends at the Shoreline Soup Kitchen!...”… Additional important note – The flyer for this event that appears on the C&D Auto web site also shows two icons relating to the current & ongoing COVID-19 protocols: MASKS and 6’ SOCIAL DISTANCING—‘nuff said!... Final thoughts – So nice of these nice folks at Cardone & Daughter Automotive to host wonderful gatherings like this at their expansive shop (with plenty of parking)! This, in addition to all they do to help keep our old or obsolete cars rolling and reliable (and modern vehicles from all eras as well!). So, let’s in turn help them out by making sure to bring along our nonperishable food donations, so that other Shoreline-area neighbors in need will also benefit! Thanks again C&D Auto!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2021)

JUNE 5, 2021, Saturday, Orange – “Dragone Cars And Caffeine – Swap Meet! – Car Show! – Coffee!”... Quoting from the listing published on the coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm) of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club: “…Saturday June 5, 2021 Orange CT… Think Hershey style SWAP meet mixed with the more recent feel of a Caffeine and Carburetors show. In 2020 their show mustered up roughly 350 cars and over a dozen vendors mostly focused on brass and sports car parts. There will be food and coffee trucks there to keep you full and energized for your viewing and bartering pleasure! The show is free and reservations are not required. If you wish to participate in the swap meet, please email Alex Dragone directly at alexdragone1@gmail.com …”… Additional info – I e-mailed Alex to inquire as to what hours the event ran, and he got back to me promptly with: “…The hours of the event are 7am to 4pm…”… Thanks Alex! And Thanks to all the folks at Dragone Classic Motorcars. Their street address is: 5 Connair Road, Orange, CT 06477 (very easy to get to off of the Marsh Hill Road Exit from I-95, which is Exit #41, and Connair is on the south side of the highway, and just past the railroad tracks overpass on Marsh Hill), https://dragoneclassic.com/ … Even more info – Please be sure to check out the Dragone Classic Motorcars Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/dragoneclassic/ … Additional thoughts – We attended their similar event last fall and had a great time Hope we can make it over there for this one!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2021)

JUNE 6, 2021, Sunday, Meriden – The American Muscle Car Club Presents The Meriden Lions Club Annual Duck Race & Car Show, 10am-3pm, at the Meriden Downtown Green, 77 State Street, Meriden, CT 06450… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/5095099600562888/): “…Come Join us Sunday June 6th for the Annual Meriden Lions Club Duck Race & Car Show. 10AM-3PM. Event will be held on the beatify Downtown Green. 77 State St, Meriden, CT 06450 for Spectator parking… NOTE: "SHOW CARS" will enter on 4 Pratt St (Green Entrance), Meriden, CT 06450… CAR SHOW - 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM… Sponsored by American Muscle Car Club… Open to all Cars and Trucks - No Cutoff Year… Trophies, 50/50 Raffles, Music and Food… Rain or Shine Event… $10 Entry Fee for Show Vehicles… “… (webmasters’ note – The following “Duck Race” info was also provided on the event page, although I’m guessing that the Duck Race is kind of a separate event from the car show—it also starts after the car show)… “…Duck Race - Promptly at 2:30 PM… $5 Per Duck… Tickets can be purchased anytime. Call Meriden Lions club… 11 Prizes: 1st Prize: $1,500, 2nd Prize: $1,000, 3rd Prize: $500… Proceeds to Benefit Lions Club Charity…”… Additional info – Please be sure to visit The American Muscle Car Club’s Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2021)

JUNE 7, 2021, Monday, East Granby – Opening Date for “Mark’s Classic Cruise Night – Celebrating 25 Years - Largest Weekly Cruise Night in New England,” every Monday night between May and September, 5 to 9pm, at Mark’s Auto Parts, Inc., 22 Russell Rd East Granby, CT 06026… Quoting a few more details from the flyer that was posted 1/27/2021 on the Mark’s Classic Cruise Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise): “…Great food, Great music (live bands & DJs), Weekly trophies, Free Admission… PLEASE NOTE: We will follow ALL local & state Covid-19 regulations… For more info: www.markscruisenight.com , and/or https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise ...”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/29/2021)

JUNE 10, 2021, Thursday, Newington – “14th Annual Cruising Newington – Presented by the Newington Chamber of Commerce and Connecticut Street Legends,” 5pm to 8pm, at Market Square, Newington, CT 06111… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/806158426909572/): “…Classic car show, Presented by the Newington Chamber of Commerce, on Market Square. Show car entry fee $10. Dash plaques and trophies awarded. Food available on premises. Rain dates June 17th or 24th…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this event heads-up along, referencing the CT Street Legends “2021 Car Shows Page” (http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html), which also has the heading at the top: “Not Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2021 Shows!”… and also: “…Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends ...”... Here’s the complete blurb from that web site page about this event: “…Thursday, June 10th - "14th Annual Cruising Newington" Presented by the Newington Chamber of Commerce. 5:00 pm - 8:00pm, on Market Square. Show cars are invited to line up at 4:30 pm. If you wish to park together with friends you must arrive together, no exceptions. Show car entrance fee is $10.00. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 show cars, trophies will be awarded and food will be available on-site. For information call the Newington Chamber of Commerce 860-666-2089 or Tom 860-280-8076.  Rain Dates June 17th or 24th…”… Looks like we have it all covered now! Thanks again Rick!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2021)

JUNE 11-12, 2021, Friday-Saturday, Thompson – The VSCCA’s 7th Annual Thompson Vintage Motorsports Festival, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT… webmaster’s note – I do not know if this is a spectator event—I saw it listed on the VSCCA’s event page (https://www.vscca.org/vscca-events), and I also found some info about it on a MotsportReg page (https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/7th-thompson-vintage-motorsports-festival-speedway-park-vscca-142719), so do feel free to inquire for more info… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

JUNE 12, 2021, Saturday, Berlin – Automobilia Auctions LLC’s June 2021 Auction, presumably to be happening at Nest Egg Auctions LLC, 758 Four Rod Road, Berlin, CT 06037… Quoting from the notice recently seen on the Automobilia Auctions LLC web site (http://www.automobiliaauctions.com/): “…Our next Auction will be held, June 12th, 2021… Select “2021 Preview” in left menu to view auction items already consigned (webmaster’s note – Here’s the direct link to the preview page—lotta very cool stuff: http://automobiliaauctions.com/pages/preview.html)... We are now accepting additional consignments for the June 12th, 2021 sale… Please contact us if you have items to consider… Info about consignments to the June 12th, 2021 and future Auctions can be obtained from Jerry Lettieri at: glettieri@cox.net - 860 655 8682 …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2021)

JUNE 19, 2021, Saturday, Stratford – Save the Date! “Holy Name of Jesus – Supported by Port 5 Naval Veteran – ‘Annual Classic Car Show’,” June 19, 2021, 11am-2pm, 1950 Barnum Avenue, Stratford, CT… Rain date = September 5, 2021… Car donation $10… Fun, music, trophies… Info: Larry Wells 203-395-7073 or lawman56@optonline.net … HNOJChurch.org ….”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friends the CT Seaport Car Club for posting the flyer for this event on their web site’s coming event page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), from which we transcribed all of the above info!... FLYER – Following is the direct link to the flyer, again, as mentioned, hosted on the CT Seaport Car Club’s web site: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2021/holeyname4.jpg ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2021)

JUNE 19, 2021, Saturday, New Britain – “Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series 2021 – Includes ‘The Pre-War Concours d’Elegance’,” … at Klingberg Family Centers, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT 06052... Quoting from the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series’ January 1, 2021 Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KlingbergAuto/) announcement: “… Happy New Year! Save the dates for our 2021 events, June 19 and September 25!...”… More info – Klingberg’s Mark Johnson added this note also dated 1/1/2021 to his post to the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/permalink/3308178359291971): “…Full Event or Drive Thru, we will do whatever is safe for all involved…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2021)

JUNE 20, 2021, Sunday, Branford – “The 2021 Branford Festival Gary ‘The Welder’ Dinello Classic Car Show”… The following info is from the dedicated Branford Festival Car Show page (https://branfordfestival.com/page/17837), found at the Branford Festival web site: “…Car Show - 10th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise… The Branford Festival will once again host the 10th Annual Gary Dinello Classic Car Cruise in honor of Gary, the Car Cruise founder next year, on Sunday morning, (Father’s Day) June 20th, 2021. We will also be honoring the memory of our past Car Show Chair Ted Aub. Without the passion and effort of both of these men this car show would not be the success it is today. We miss them everyday… Join us as a spectator or participant on the rear town green on Father’s Day morning at the Branford festival. Bring your family and friends, show your ride and enjoy the festival… Vehicles need to prior to 9 a.m. due to road closure for the road race… Make plans to see a variety of hot rods, classics, muscle cars, and antique vehicles under the banner of the Branford festival and listen to those golden oldies spun by D.J. Dennis Nardella from Nardella’s Music… We have room for about 50 vehicles and will provide dash plaques. Trophies will be awarded to specific categories prior to the official close of the show, which will be at noon; however, you are welcome to keep your vehicle on display and enjoy our festival. entry fee is a modest $10 as in previous years… Contact Car Show Chair William Raccio: wraccio@outlook.com …” … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/7/2021)

JUNE 20, 2021, Sunday, Watertown – “Connecticut Colonial Concours d’Elegance,” at Hawk Ridge Winery, 28 Plungis Road, Watertown, CT 06795… Quoting from the announcement posted yesterday on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Colonial-Concours-d-Elegance-108996657335431): “…VERY EXCITING! We have decided to move the Colonial Concours to a one day event this year - scaled back but still just as awesome. Father's Day, Sunday, June 20th at Hawk Ridge Winery... Come join us! Visit www.colonialconcours.com for more details, or visit our agency site at www.therpmagency.com and click through to our event page! See you then!...”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/6/2021)

JUNE 20, 2021, Sunday, Farmington – “Concorso Ferrari & Friends,” 10am-3pm, at Farmington Polo Club, 152 Town Farm Road, Farmington, CT 06032… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/879678619545779): “…It will be a cause for celebration this summer as Concorso Ferrari & Friends rolls into town on Sunday, June 20, 2021, celebrating all makes and models of luxury Italian automobiles. This year, we are pleased to announce Concorso Ferrari & Friends will be held at the Farmington Polo Grounds in Farmington, Connecticut. Founded in 2001, Concorso Ferrari & Friends is the signature automobile event for Connecticut Children's and Southern New England… Over the past 20 years, Concorso Ferrari & Friends has been held at the Connecticut State Capitol and West Hartford Center. The amazement of the day attracts thousands of Connecticut Children’s supporters and car enthusiasts and includes a display of 175+ Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maserati’s, Alfa Romeos and Fiats. The highlight of the event is historically the “Parade of Kids,” which was an exhilarating car ride for 40 Connecticut Children’s patients who are paired with drivers and driven into the heart of downtown West Hartford, where they were greeted by the cheers of thousands of spectators and receive a red-carpet welcome. This year, we will we continue to strive toward our purpose – using exotic automobiles to put smiles on the faces of patients and raising crucial funds to support the Greatest Needs Children’s Fund at Connecticut Children’s…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/24/2021)

JUNE 20, 2021, Sunday, Terryville – Quoting from the CVA 2021 info page that we received from Bill Arute (uploaded screen shot available at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2021CTVWAssociationEventsList-Recd2Jan2021FromCVAPrezBillArute.pdf): “…Sunday June 20, 2021 – 28th Annual Bug-A-Fair will be held at the Terryville Fairgrounds, Town Hill Road on Father’s day from 9am to 3pm. 40 Show Car classes with 1st-3rd Place awards for both aircooled and watercooled VWs plus Special Choice awards and Best of Show trophies totaling over 140 awards! Car registration opens at 9am, judging starts at 12 noon and awards at 3pm. The show also has a huge swap meet with over 75 vendors selling used and new VW items. Food all day Sunday provided by the Terryville Lions Club. Camping Saturday night for those who want to get a jump on the festivities. All proceeds go to the Terryville Lions Club. Directions: Route 6 Scott Road in Terryville, Ct. then two miles to Terryville Fairgrounds, 171 Town Hill Rd. For more info go to www.ctvwa.org or contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Jeff McBride jeff@ctvwa.org …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

JUNE 25-27, 2021, Friday-Sunday, Providence (RHODE ISLAND) – “Northeast International Auto Show,” Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903… Friday 12pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm… Adults (13 & over) $12, Senior Citizens (62 & over) $9, Student (under 21 w/student ID) $8, children (12 & under) FREE… Parking: ‘…Looking for secure, convenient and cost-efficient parking in the City of Providence? The Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) offers a parking facility that is easily accessible from all major highways and is connected to RICC, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, the Omni Hotel and the Providence Place Mall. We boast a state-of-the-art security system and a professionally trained staff, which translates into the most secure place to park in the City of Providence. New parking rate $15…’...”… webmaster’s note – Hmmm, if you look at the bottom of the show info page (https://providenceautoshow.com/show-info/), it shows the dates as “March 26-28, 2021,” but we’re gonna guess that the show probably got moved further down into the year, due to the ongoing covid pandemic health situation, and the webmaster for that web site probably just overlooked updating that particular page… Any ANTIQUE CARS on display? – We looked at the floor plan page of the web site (https://providenceautoshow.com/floor-plan/) and while the vast majority of this show appears to be manufacturers displaying new cars, we did see the “Audrain Auto Museum” (https://www.audrainautomuseum.org/) located at one corner—that sounds cool to us!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2021)

JUNE 26, 2021, Saturday, Terryville – “The Rumblers Nomads ‘18th Annual Rumble In The Country’,” 9am-4pm, at Terryvile Fairgrounds, Town Hill Road, Terryville, CT 06786… Quoting from the official Facebook event listing (https://www.facebook.com/events/1329761540740763/) that was posted by Ray Benson on the “Rumblers Nomads – Rumble In The Country” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1857066721013225/): “…Connecticut’s longest-running traditional hotrod and kustom show. Bands, food, vendors, swap meet, camping. $10 admission. Contact rumblersnomads@yahoo.com for camping and vendor info…”… And there you have it!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2021)

JUNE 26, 2021, Saturday, Enfield – “Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer Benefit Car Show”… Quoting from the flyer that is shown on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/210691897485608/) that we ran across online: “…’Benefit Car Show helping to raise the roof’… Saturday, June 26th, 2021, 10am-3pm, 20 North Street, Enfield, CT… $10 registration fee for show cars; spectators are free… 50/50 drawing, food & drink, music, trophies, prize drawings, ice cream… **The church is not liable for any damage, theft, vandalism, or injuries… Please remember to wear your mask and social distance from others…”… Additional info – Please be sure to visit the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer (LCMS) official Facebook page (and also be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/LutheranChurchOfOurRedeemerlcms/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2021)

JUNE 26, 2021, Saturday, New Britain – “The Paddock Classic Cars Presents 'The Victory Over COVID Car Show' - To Benefit Dream Ride and The Hometown Foundation,”… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/300333568186388) that was published by The Paddock Classic Cars of New Britain: “...'...11am to 4pm, Saturday, June 26, 2021, at The Paddock Classic Cars, 285 Columbus Boulevard, New Britain, CT 06051...To celebrate those of us who have been victorious over COVID, remember those who have not, and to honor those who worked so hard battling the virus… Recommended donation of $10 per show vehicle… All proceeds to benefit Dream Ride and The Hometown Foundation… Pre-registration required… Currently limited to first 80 cars… Multiple class awards… Food truck available… All State-mandated health and safety guidelines must be observed at the time of the event...'..."... Additional info – Please be sure to visit The Paddock Classic Cars official Facebook page (and also be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/thepaddockclassiccars/ … Please also be sure to check out their main web site online at: https://thepaddockcars.com/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/28/2021)

JUNE 27, 2021, Sunday, Shelton – “The 11th Annual Ross Jenacaro Antique and Classic Car Show to Benefit the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp”… The following was posted by our friend Joe P. of Round Town Cruisers Car Club, 1/25/2021, on the Facebook system: “…To all of our Car Show and Cruise friends, We at RTC hope you and your loved ones are all healthy. The 2021 Car Show and Cruise season is right around the corner and we are happy to announce that The 11th Annual Ross Jenacaro Antique and Classic Car Show to benefit the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp will be held on Sunday June 27th 2021 at 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton CT... Rain date Sunday July 11th… Registration fee $10.00 per vehicle. Gates open at 8:00am… All vehicles are welcome. No cut off year… Stay tuned for additional information… We are looking forward to seeing you all this year!... Your friends at RTC…”… For more info - Round Town Cruisers on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ (be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)… Even more info – To find out more about the GREAT organization this car show benefits (also make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/ChildrensBurnCampCT/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/26/2021)

JUNE 29, 2021, Tuesday, New Milford – Season opener for “Paradice Cruisers Litchfield Crossings Tuesday Cruise Nights,” 5pm-9pm, weekly through September, at Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping center, in the parking lots between Panera Bread and Webster Bank, off Route 7 and Dodd Road, New Milford, CT… (street address: 169 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776)… Info - http://www.paradiceclassiccruisers.org/ … webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed online at the following New Milford Patch page: https://patch.com/connecticut/newmilford/calendar/event/20210629/527691/paradice-classic-cruisers-roars-back-to-litchfield-crossings-for ... Even more info – And this appears to be their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1038671189531951/about/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2021)

JULY 3, 2021, Saturday, Gales Ferry – “Ledyard Rotary Classic Car Cruise”… From the dedicated page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/6080250.html): “…July 3, 2021, Saturday, Ledyard Rotary Classic Car Cruise… Ledyard Fairgrounds, Route 117 and Route 214, Ledyard, CT, 740 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT 06339… 10:00 AM Open to 300 cars, All Cars, No cut off date, Classic cars… Pre and Post WWII Vehicles, Trucks, Military, Special Interest Vehicles Welcome, Covered Pavilion, Vendors, Free Admission, Live Music DJ… More Trophies, Big Raffle Prizes, Door Prize, Rain date July 17… Park on the Grass, Food Concessions…”… More info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

JULY 4, 2021, Sunday, Essex – “The Essex Auto Club's 12th Annual Antique, Classic, and Exotic Car Show”… Quoting the 3/22/2021 e-mail from our old car friend Bob Powitz (essexautoclub@yahoo.com) of the Essex Auto Club: “…Hi Steve, It's official:  The Essex Auto Club will hold its' 12th annual show on Sunday, July 4th.  I've attached a copy of the announcement: ‘…The Essex Auto Club (EAC) presents the 12th Annual Antique, Classic and Exotic Car Show, featuring many exceptional original vintage, classic and interesting newer vehicles.  The date is Sunday, July 4th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Connecticut River Museum, located at the foot of Main Street in Essex, Connecticut.  Awards for Best in Show and Peoples Favorite. Suggested entry fee is $20.00 per car; general admission is $5; free for children under 12.  EAC is a non-profit corporation.  All suggested entry and membership fees are deductible.  All proceeds to benefit Child and Family Services of Southeastern Connecticut and the Connecticut River Museum.  See web site for details and updates, www.essexautoclub.org , e-mail: essexautoclub@yahoo.com …’… Sounds  fantastic! Thanks Bob and Essex Auto Club—we are very pleased to help spread the word about this always fun & festive summertime event, in the very beautiful town of Essex, CT!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

JULY 8-10, 2021, Thursday-Saturday, Westborough (MASSACHUSETTS) – “VIVA EAST Rockabilly Weekender & Custom Car Show,” at Double Tree by Hilton, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA 01581… Quoting from the info posted on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/vivaeast - be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…3-DAY ROCKABILLY WEEKENDER! Massive Pre '65 CAR SHOW LIVE BANDS, RECORD HOPS, PIN-UPS, AND MORE!!!...”… Even more info - http://www.viva-east.net/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/6/2021)

JULY 10, 2021, Saturday, East Hartford – “5th Annual Cruisin’ East Hartford – presented by Connecticut Street Legends,” 1pm-4pm, at Sunset Ridge School Elementary Academy for Arts and World Languages, 450 Forbes Street, East Hartford, CT 06116… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/440723087172716/): “…Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Town of East Hartford Parks and Rec. Dept. At Sunset Ridge School. $10 show car entry fee. Trophies awarded and food available on premises…”… More info – Visit the CT Street Legends Facebook page and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2021)

JULY 10, 2021, Saturday, Lebanon – “…Lyman Memorial High School Athletic Department Proudly Presents ‘The 4th Annual Car & Truck Show’ Benefiting the LMHS Girls Soccer Team,’ Lyman Memorial High School, 917 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT 06249, 10am-2pm; gates open 9am for show vehicles… Rain date 7/17… Vendor space available $20; email mmorello@sbcglobal.net for more info… All current health codes will be enforced… Food, music, 50/50 raffle, dash plaques, trophies… Antique, classic, muscle, stock, modified, all years, makes, models welcomed, hood & trunk open for display, $10 for show vehicles, $2 for spectator parking… Show cars must be registered by noon to be eligible for awards; judging is from 11am to 12:30pm… Bring a picnic lunch or buy food at the show, restrooms available, no alcohol or pets… Day of show if weather is a concern, text/ball mark at 860-301-4640 prior to 8am… More info: Mark Morello 860-633-6981 or email mmorello@sbcglobal.net …”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing along the flyer for this event from which all of the above info was transcribed; we also posted the flyer today on the SAAC’s Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineOldies … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

JULY 11-15, 2021, Sunday-Thursday, Uncasville – “Pontiac-Oakland Club International (POCI) 2021 Convention – ‘Wicked Fun In ‘21’” … Hosted by the Yankee Chapter of P.O.C.I., at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT… Online reservations: https://book.passkey.com/go/OCI21 ; Reservations 866-708-1340, group code POCI21 ... Convention coordinators: Art Barrett 417-737-1469 artbarrett@centurytel.net , Larry Crider 918-798-2765 pontiacfun@gmail.com … Host chapter contacts: Ron Senesi 978-503-8057 or Merle Green 978-973-2148 ; Convention updates are posted at www.poci.org … For convention questions, call the POCI Club Office at 763-497-2111 … The convention registration fee is non-refundable… You may pre-register for the POCI 2021 Convention by going to www.poci.org, click on Annual Convention, then click POCI Annual Conventions and the page with the Online Convention/Activities Registration Form box will appear. There you will find directions for POCI Members to pre-register. If you are not a POCI member there are directions for you too… Apparently, non-members may opt to try a 3 month POCI membership for $12. Once you do that, then you may pre-register for the convention. Please be strongly advised that to attend and take part in the convention in July, you must be a POCI member in good standing, and not have let your membership lapse. So, Plan A for non-members would be to join POCI for a year for $45, and then fill out your Online Convention/Activities Registration Form. As for Plan B, well, I will leave that to you to figure out what best meets your needs. Just remember that you must be a POCI member in good standing in July to take part in the 2021 POCI Convention activities…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our local Pontiac-driving friend Cathy Stewart for passing along the info page from which all of the above was directly transcribed. Pretty cool that the POCI National Convention is going to be happening right in little old Connecticut, and right in our back yard, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville!... FLYER – I also took the liberty of uploading a scan of the info page/flyer that Cathy sent to us, to the SAAC server, and so you can view it all now at the following link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/UncasvillePOCIConvention11-15July2021.jpg ...(this event was added to this calendar as of 6/22/2020)

JULY 17, 2021, Saturday, Berlin – “…’Boxes To Boots’ Car Show   – Presented by Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter… 5pm to 9pm, at American Legion Post 68, 154 Porters Pass, Berlin, CT 06037… Rain date = July 18, 2021… Show cars $10; spectators free… 15 trophies will be awarded… Hot dogs, hamburgers, and soda will be for sale… For more information, please contact Tat Hays 860-712-6716…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above information was transcribed directly from a flyer for the event that was posted yesterday by the Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there)… Additional info – Here’s the link to the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/154-porters-pass-berlin-ct-06037-1416-united-states/boxes-to-boots-car-show/1880845748731079/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2021)

JULY 18, 2021, Sunday, Shelton – “Second Annual Car & Truck Show to Benefit Pine Rock Park Co. 4 of Shelton, CT”… Sunday, July 18th, 2021… Gates open at 8am, show time 9am-3pm… at 4 Corporate Drive, Scinto Towers, Shelton, CT 06484… Rain date scheduled for July 25th… Registration fee $10 per vehicle; spectators are free… ‘…No cut-off year, all vehicles are welcome. If you are proud of it, bring it! Classics, antiques, modern muscle, trucks, imports, and 4x4s…’… Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase… 50/50 raffle tickets will be available… Raffle prizes for show participants… Awards: People’s Choice trophies and several special awards… All proceeds benefit Pine Rock Park Co. 4… NOTE: Please keep a safe (6 ft.) distance, face mask required… ‘…The following are not permitted: pets, bicycles, skate boards, alcohol, burnouts…’…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Matthew Dickervitz (https://www.facebook.com/matthew.dickervitz) who efforted for us a copy of the official flyer, which we uploaded to the SAAC’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineOldies), and from which all of the above info was transcribed directly. We really appreciate the great cause that this event is being held to support!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/8/2021)

JULY 18, 2021, Sunday, Guilford – Quoting from the 1/11/2021 post by Club Corvette of Connecticut on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ClubCorvetteOfConnecticut/): “…Club Corvette of Connecticut Annual Car Show will be July 18th, 2021 at The Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Lane, Guilford and will benefit the local charities supported by Club Corvette. "Corvette only" parking for those attending our show that bring their Corvettes!...”… More info - https://clubcorvettect.com/ - And we found a flyer for this event published there that gives some more details: “…9am-3pm… New Larger Location: Guilford Fairgrounds, Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT, Exit 59 (Goose Lane) off of I-95… Celebrity judge Gil Simmons WTNH Channel 8 Meteorologist “Weather Boss Award”… Profits from show donated to our adopted CT charities… Rain date: Sunday, July 25th… For info: Ed 203-271-3060 or Dennis 203-481-9439 or www.clubcorvettect.com …”…  (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/12/2021)

JULY 24, 2021, Saturday, Oxford – Quoting from the flyer for this event that we saw on the CT Cruise News web site (direct flyer link: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e107.php): "...Oxford Center Fire House Car Show... First 150 cars get dash plaques... Covid-19 rules will apply... Pre-registration $8; registration at the show $10... Trophies, door prizes, 50/50 raffle... Come meet AJ from 99.1 PLR... July 24th, 2021, 3pm-7pm... Rain date = July 25th... Location: Oxford Center Fire House, 484 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478 ... For info call 203-888-1903... "... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

AUGUST 1, 2021, Sunday, East Hampton – Belltown Antique Car Club 55th Annual Vintage Motorcar Meet… Quoting from the car show info page on the BACC web site (http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/shows/summer%20show%20main.htm): “…BACC’s 55th Annual Vintage Motorcar Meet, 8am to 3pm, Sunday, August 1, 2021… Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, off of Route 151, East Hampton, CT (directions: http://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/shows/summer%20directions.htm)…  All stock vehicles through 1979 are welcome for judging… Modified vehicles and hot rods are welcome for display and admiration—no judging… Show car information: We will judge any stock automobile from the early days of motoring up to 1979 (40 years and older). Judging begins at 12 noon—cars entering after 12 will not be judged. Modified vehicles and hot rods = non judged, display only…  All Show Vehicles MUST have a fire extinguisher on hand… For more info: Peter Christianson 860-510-3340, Jon Grant 860-267-7507, Email Info - belltowncarclub@gmail.com …”… Also for your info - The Belltown club's Facebook page (please be sure to visit and give 'em a "Like" while you're there) can be found online at: https://www.facebook.com/BelltownACC ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/13/2021)

AUGUST 1, 2021, Sunday, Manchester – “…’Cruisin’ On Main Street, Manchester  – Presented by The Town of Manchester and Official Car Club of Cruisin’ on Main Street The Gear Head Mafia… webmaster’s note – We were given a helpful heads-up by our local old car friend Rick Stevenson about this event, including its date and also the official web site address (https://cruisinonmain.townofmanchester.org/), however it does not appear that many details of this year’s event have been published as of yet. I would urge anyone interested in learning more about this event to read thru the very detailed web site, including the “FAQ” page (https://cruisinonmain.townofmanchester.org/faqs.cfm), where a lot of your questions may be answered... We also can suggest keeping in touch with the Gear Head Mafia car club folks, due to their involvement—here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GearHeadMafiaCt/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”)… You should definitely also be sure to visit the official Cruisin’ On Main Street Facebook page, and be sure to give them a “Like” while you’re there also: https://www.facebook.com/cruisinonmainst/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/4/2021)

AUGUST 1, 2021, Sunday, New Milford – “…’The Big One’ – Cruzin’ New Milford… Sunday, August 1st, 2021, 10am-4pm… New Location (social distancing in effect): John Petibone Recreational Center (old John Petibone School), 2 Pickett District Road (Rt. 7 , New Milford), New Milford, CT… All makes & models welcomed, no year cut off… General admission free, show cars, trucks, Jeeps, and show motorcycle registration free $15 donation… Plenty of free spectator & motorcycle parking available…”… webmaster’s note – Please be sure to check out the very detailed flyer for this event that is posted online at the CT Cruise News web site for more event details—the direct flyer link is: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e039.php ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2021)

AUGUST 6-7, 2021, Friday-Saturday, Terryville – "...Yankee Chapter Antique Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet... Terryville Lions Fairgrounds, Terryville, CT… Meet open to the public 8:00am to 5:00pm… Admission price: $5.00 per person; children under 12 free… All vendors must be members of the AMCA… General info: www.yankeechapter.org ; still have questions: Ted Smith 203-675-4894, oldbmws@yahoo.com … ‘…Ride ‘Em, Don’t Hide ‘Em…’… Visit www.yankeechapter.org for further details…”… webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a flyer that was posted on theFacebook system at the Yankee Chapter AMCA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Yankee-Chapter-AMCA-167786603428772/ - and was passed along by our motorcycle-riding old car friend Clay Smith!... Suggestion - There is A LOT MORE INFO about this event at the Yankee Chapter’s dedicated page, please go there to read up at: http://www.yankeechapter.org/terryvillenationalmeet.shtml ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

AUGUST 14, 2021, Saturday, Bristol – “New England Auto Museum’s 7th Annual Summertime Car Show”… Quoting from Mike Scheidel’s (https://www.facebook.com/mike.scheidel) 4/1/2021 post to the CT Council of Car Club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/): “…SAVE THE DATE! August 14th, 2021… New England Auto Museum's 7th Annual Summertime Car Show. Formerly the annual Father's Day Car Show, the date had to change due to a new location, North Main Street, Bristol, thus a new name change. Posters and flyers coming soon!...”… Sounds fantastic!... More info – Please be sure to visit the New England Auto Museum’s Facebook page online at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057860281382 and their official web site at: http://www.neautomuseum.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 4/2/2021)

AUGUST 15, 2021, Sunday, Wallingford – *TENTATIVE* “Yankee Chapter Buick Club of America 40th Anniversary Car Show,” at Wallingford Buick-GMC, 1122 Old North Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492… webmaster’s note – A tentative date of August 15th, 2021 was published in the January 2021 issue of the BCA Yankee Chapter Newsletter, however it was noted that there is the possibility that it might need to get cancelled (the unwritten reason being, we assume, the ongoing covid pandemic health situation). So, we definitely suggest calling ahead to make sure it’s going to happen—especially before making any long trips to attend!... More info - We found this listing on the Hemmings web site for the Yankee Chapter Buick Club of America: https://www.hemmings.com/clubs/detail?hmn_club_id=1429430 … And there you have it… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2021)

AUGUST 20-22, 2021, Friday-Sunday, Farmington – “The Dream Ride Experience/Dream Ride Weekend – In Support of The Home Town Foundation, Inc.,” … Quoting from an October 16, 2020 dated letter from The Hometown Foundation, Inc. (https://hometownfoundation.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/HometownFoundation/): “…The Dream Ride Experience helps to provide sports training, team building, and other important initiatives to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through these activities, our Dream Riders are able to discover new strengths, abilities, skills, and confidence that they apply in daily life… We hope that you will please consider joining us Dream Ride Weekend, August 20-22, as we celebrate turning 21 in 2021 at the Farmington Polo Club in Farmington, CT…”… For more info, please visit the Dream Ride Facebook page (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/DreamRide ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/23/2020)

AUGUST 21, 2021, Saturday, Middlefield – Quoting from the CVA 2021 info page that we received from Bill Arute (uploaded screen shot available at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2021CTVWAssociationEventsList-Recd2Jan2021FromCVAPrezBillArute.pdf): “…Saturday August 21, 2021 – CVA & CT CORSA’s “Air-Cooled at the Orchard” Address: Lymans Orchard 32 Reeds Gap Rd. Middlefield, Ct. 06455 from 9 to 2. (Rain date Sunday August 22nd) This show is open to all air-cooled Volkswagens and Corvairs. $10 for show cars, general admission FREE! No vending. For more info contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

AUGUST 22, 2021, Sunday, Plantsville – “…Roaring 20s Antique and Classic Car Club Presents ‘A Golden Anniversary’ - Our 50th Car Show & Swap Meet, Sunday, August 22nd, 2021, at Southington Drive-In, 9:00am to 2:00pm, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (Route 321), Plantsville, CT 06489… Gates open at 8:00am for show vehicles… Food trucks, live DJ, 50/50 raffle, dash plaques & trophies… Cut-off year 1985… $10 show vehicles, $5 spectators… $40 for vendors; first-come, first served basis… Portion of proceeds will benefit Southington Bread for Life…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the event flyer that we found online at another web site (FLYER link: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e126.php)... More info – Please also be sure to check out the Roaring 20’s official web site at: http://www.roaring20s.club/ and/or visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/The-Roaring-20s-Antique-and-Classic-Car-Club-125842214105503/ (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), and also visit the Southington Drive-In’s official web site at: http://www.southingtondrive-in.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/14/2021)

AUGUST 29 JUNE 62021, Sunday, Waterford – The CT MG Club’s 33rd Annual British By The Sea Gathering, 10am to 4pm, at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, CT… Quoting from the dedicated event page at the CT MG Club’s web site (http://www.ctmgclub.com/BBTS.html): “…The Connecticut MG Club’s “BRITISH BY THE SEA” is a fun gathering of people who own and appreciate British Vehicles of all Marques. Although we do present etched glass mug awards to vehicles selected by popular vote, “BRITISH BY THE SEA” is not a judged show. We want to encourage ALL British car, truck, and motorcycle owners and enthusiasts to attend and have an enjoyable time. Whether your vehicle is in pristine condition, or a daily driver, sparkling paint and chrome or with “Barn Fresh” patina, it deserves to be part of the event and on the display field… The Featured Marque for this year’s 33rd annual British By The Sea will be “The Outstanding Engineering of Modified MGs“… As usual, our Featured Marque will Be prominently displayed in the front row and will have generous room to display the vehicles along with any club tents for memorabilia and hospitality… Our BBTS Gathering is always scheduled on the first Sunday in June, at the scenic 240 acre Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Connecticut, on the north shore of Long Island Sound. We want to encourage people to come down and enjoy a day mingling with other LBC owners, talk about cars, have a picnic, a glass of wine, and also take in all that Harkness Memorial State Park has to offer, such as the beach, the Mansion “Eolia”, and the Gardens. The Connecticut MG Club donates a large percentage of our proceeds from BBTS to the Park to purchase plants for the West Gardens, helping to restore the “Eolia” Gardens to their original grandeur as designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1919. In addition, we provide “people power” over a few weekends to plant them… We have selected a variety of quality food vendors to attend in order to satisfy any appetite, from hot dogs and hamburgers, lobster rolls, deli sandwiches, and wood-fired brick oven pizzas, to Ice Cream for dessert. You can also bring a picnic to enjoy and share “out of the boot” of your car… The expansive lawn areas offer ample room for the display of vehicles, vendors, spectator parking, and a spacious area for trailer parking… NOTE: Because of the corona virus, the format of the event might have to change to abide by all of the covid-19 guidelines. Please check the CT MG Club web site for the latest updates… Event contact info: Steve or Annie MGTD52@COMCAST.NET or 860-693-4249… www.ctmgclub.com …”… Even more info - The Connecticut MG Club is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2546961535518212 … *1/26/2021 IMPORTANT EVENT DATE CHANGE UPDATE – When we first came across this listing online a week or so ago, on the CT MG Club’s web site, and I think another British-related independent web site also, it was listed for Sunday, June 6th. This morning, however, I received a note from my local MG-driving friend who’s also a mainstay of the CT MG Club, Bob Howard, and Bob informed me that this year’s British By The Sea event date had to be rescheduled to Sunday, August 29th, 2021. I am quoting from Bob’s e-mail (subject line: “MGs rescheduled”) of 1/26/2021: “…Hi Steve, We are rescheduling British By The Sea to Sunday, 29 August… Participants and visitors should wear masks… This is all a bit complicated, as we try to get tents, tables, chairs, portable heads and all the other details arranged, with no certainty that the DEEP will even permit the gathering then. I learned just a few days ago that they do not accept applications for use of a park more than 90 days before the event. There must be reasons for the policy, though they are obscure to me. With fingers crossed, we go forward... –Bob…”… This brought to mind the “stuff” that event planners have to worry about and deal with—even worse now in the “Age of the Pandemic.” I can only say how much we appreciate all that the hard working people in the CT MG Club (and other similar car clubs) do to plan and operate car events for our enjoyment! THANK YOU BOB and CT MG CLUB!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/21/2021; a revised event date was incorporated into this listing as of 1/26/2021)

SEPTEMBER 3-6, 2021, Friday-Monday, Lakeville – Lime Rock Park Historic Festival 39, at Lime Rock Park, 60 White Hollow Road, Lakeville, CT 06039… Quoting from the dedicated event info page (https://limerock.com/labor-day-historics): “…Now in its 39th year, the Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park has been a time-honored tradition since 1982. Enjoy vintage car racing at its best and a nostalgic journey through time… Lime Rock Park is committed to holding this event and will be sharing updates here on how we plan to keep spectators, participants and staff safe…Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 - The Vintage Race Car & Sports Car Parade is a17-mile tour through the local towns that winds back to Lime Rock Park… Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 - The Festival kicks off with a full day of practice and qualifying. Concession Stand and Swap Meet are open… Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 - The first day of racing makes Saturday one of the most exciting days at the Festival. Concession Stand and Swap Meet are open… Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 - Of the Festival's highlights, the Sunday in the Park Concours d’Elegance and Gathering of the Marques brings nearly 1,000 motorcars and motorcycles to the track. Stroll the Park and tap into your inner car enthusiast as you admire rare and exotic historic and vintage cars. Food trucks and vendors are found throughout.  Gates open at 7:00 a.m.  Show cars must be in place by 9:30 a.m… Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 - Labor Day - The final day of authentic vintage car racing always produces spirited on-track action. Concession Stand and Swap Meet are open…”… webmaster’s note – We love attending various days of Vintage Weekend, both “racing” days and also “static display” days, and hope to do so again in 2021!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021, Sunday, Newtown – Annual REACH Newtown Car Show, 8am to 3pm, at the Fairfield Hills Campus, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT… webmaster’s note – We saw the date listed for this big annual benefit event pop up recently on another web site, and figured a good idea to get the date recorded on our calendar also at least, and then hopefully be able to fill in additional details as they become available… Info about REACH Newtown – Please be sure to check out the official web site of the organization this event benefits, to see some of the good works they do: https://www.reachnewtown.org/ … *2/14/2021 UPDATES & INFO FROM SHOW CHAIRMAN SETH CARLEY - We are pleased to quote excerpts from our friend Seth Carley’s 2/12/2021 e-mail that contained the announcement of the upcoming 2021 “Reach Newtown Car Show,” and contained copies of Henry Kutash’s fantastic2019 event photos: “…Hello Steve… What a year this has been, with all the on again, off again car shows and the cancellations… I am sending along the 2019 Reach Car Show pictures I have courtesy of our friend Henry Kutash. What a wonderful place we had at the Fairfield Hills Picnic Grove—newly opened, and wow, what a turnout!... We hope to present our 7th Annual Reach Newtown Car Show on Sunday, September 12th. If you are not able to attend, I will once again upon your request send you the pictures… Thanks again Steve for your interest… --Seth Carley, Chairman, Reach Newtown Car Show, 203-268-2303, sethdoug@aol.com …”... Thanks again Seth—we are very happy to help spread the word about this wonderful event that helps fund such a great humanitarian organization as Reach Newtown! And thanks again for supplying the outstanding collection of Henry Kutash photos from the positively fantastic-looking 2019 event; for everyone’s info, the full Kutash image collection from the 2019 event is visible at: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/02019Shows/Reach9-8-19/Reachcarshow.htm (and with a tip of the hat to our friends the CT Seaport Car Club for hosting the image collection)... More info - https://www.reachnewtown.org/ - and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/reachnewtown (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2021; significant updates received from the car show chairman added to this listing as of 2/14/2021)

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021, Sunday, Westbrook – Quoting from the CVA 2021 info page that we received from Bill Arute (uploaded screen shot available at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2021CTVWAssociationEventsList-Recd2Jan2021FromCVAPrezBillArute.pdf): “…Sunday September 12, 2021 – The CVA’s 17th Annual Volks-Meet, Address: Westbrook Elks Club 142 Seaside Ave Westbrook Ct. 06498. Show is open to all VW and German cars. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars, event held rain or shine. Food provided by the Westbrook Elks Club. Directions, I-95 North / South take Exit 65, turn South onto Rt.153, turn South onto Rt.1, and turn left onto Seaside Ave. Time: 9am – 2pm, $10 for show cars,  $20 swap space, general admission FREE!  Check out our website for Hotel and Off Site Camping Accommodations or contact  Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvw.org  or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more information…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

SEPTEMBER 18, 2021, Saturday, Deep River – “2021 2nd Annual Orphan Cars, Classic Cars & Trucks Show”… From the dedicated page on OldRide.com (https://www.oldride.com/events/7622721.html): “…2ND ORPHAN CARS, CLASSIC CARS & TRUCKS SHOW - One of several featured events on Deep River Family Day… Sponsored by the Deep River Merchants Association and Deep River Historical Society… No Entry Fee, No Spectator Fee, No Pre-Registration, People's Choice Awards, 50/50 Raffle, Orphan Car Parade… Time: 10a to 2p… Location: Historical Society ... 245 Main St., Deep River… DJ Rockin' Richard – spinning Doowop & Rock ’n Roll… Chris's Dog House – serving classic breakfast & luncheon fare… Information: Cameron Taylor 860-526-4970, studio@camerontaylordesigns.com … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

SEPTEMBER 19, 2021, Sunday, Rocky Hill – “15th Annual Benefit Car Show for Rocky Hill Food Pantry – presented by Connecticut Street Legends,” 11am-2pm, at Michael Angelo’s Pizzaria, Restaurant & Lounge, 825 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill, CT 06067… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/440430990552708): “…Classic car show to benefit the Rocky Hill food pantry. Show car entry fee $10. Dash plaques and trophies awarded. Food available on premise as. Rain date September 26th.…”… More info – Visit the CT Street Legends Facebook page and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends/ … Even more info – Please also be sure to visit Michael Angelo’s Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/Michel-Angelos-Pizzeria-Restaurant-Lounge-183853520378 - all of these organizations are supporting a fantastic great humanitarian cause!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2021)

SEPTEMBER 19, 2021, Sunday, New London – “For Corvettes Only of Southeastern Connecticut Presents ‘Vettes at the Beach,” 10am-3pm (gates open at 9am), at Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT… Rain date = Sunday, September 26, 2021… Entrance fee $20; dash plaque, tee shirt, and tote to first 225 cars; proceeds benefit local and national charities… For more information contact: Bob Sicuranza 410-336-1296 or Mark Christiansen 860-705-3473, or email FCO at: Info@ForCorvettesOnly.com … www.ForCorvettesOnly.com…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed from the online flyer (thanks again to our local old car friend Rick S. for passing it along) viewable online at: http://forcorvettesonly.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Show-Flyer-revised.pdf - and please do view the flyer, as it does contain additional details about the event… (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/24/2021)

SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021, Friday-Sunday, Englishtown (NEW JERSEY) – TENTATIVE DATES for “Fall Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show”… webmaster’s note – Following is some info I found on the Englishtown – Old Bridge Township Raceway Park web site’s dedicated Swap Meet info page (https://etownracewaypark.com/swap-meets/): “…About the Swap Meet: The Bi-annual Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show is held in April & September, rain or shine. It runs from Friday through Sunday with Vendor spaces on pavement and grass, over 300 Car for Sale spaces on pavement, and free parking for attendees. Sale merchandise consists of a wide array of parts, accessories and miscellaneous items… Our show’s are judged by “People’s Choice” on Saturday and Sunday. Top 60 People’s Choice Awards. With Special Awards for People’s Choice Car 1959 & Older, People’s Choice Car 1960 & Newer, People’s Choice – Truck, Modern Musclecar, Best Club Participation (Sat. only), Vinnie & Richard Napp Memorial Cup… Here’s more detailed information regarding our most frequently asked questions: General admission — $12/person each day; Children under 12 admitted free… Gates open 7:00 AM each day. Closes at 6:00 PM Friday & Saturday. Closes at 4:00 PM on Sunday… Car Show registration 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM enter thru gate #3; Participant award goes to each entry… Raceway Park’s Englishtown Swap Meet & Auto Show offers something for everyone. Whether you want to connect with other owners, look for hard to find parts and accessories, or just appreciate American classics and modified vehicles, this is the place to be!...”… For more info - Old BridgeTownship Raceway Park is on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RacewayPark/ (make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like")… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/26/2021)

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021, Saturday, New Britain – “Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series 2021 – Includes ‘The Supercars Thru History’,” … at Klingberg Family Centers, 370 Linwood Street, New Britain, CT 06052... Quoting from the Klingberg Vintage Motorcar Series’ January 1, 2021 Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KlingbergAuto/) announcement: “… Happy New Year! Save the dates for our 2021 events, June 19 and September 25!...”… More info – Klingberg’s Mark Johnson added this note also dated 1/1/2021 to his post to the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/permalink/3308178359291971): “…Full Event or Drive Thru, we will do whatever is safe for all involved…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/6/2021)

SEPTEMBER 26, 2021, Sunday, Simsbury – “41st Annual Simsbury Fly-In, Car Show, and Food Truck Festival,” at Simsbury Airport, 94 Wolcott Rd in Simsbury, CT 06070… Not too much more than the date appears to have been published so far (along with a noted rain date of October 3, 2021, which is also a Sunday… Event Info Contact – “…contact Bill Thomas at 860-693-4550 or email wdthomas421@gmail.com …”… More info - See the Official Event Info page online at: http://www.simsburyflyin.com/HOME ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/18/2020)

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 3, 2021, Wednesday-Sunday, Carlisle (PENNSYLVANIA) – “Fall Carlisle Collector Car Flea Market & Corral” … Weds-Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 7am-12pm… Admission Weds-Say $12, Sunday free, event pass $35, kids 12 & under free… 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013… Infohttps://carlisleevents.com/events/events-detail/index?id=fall+carlisle … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/13/2021)

SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 3, 2021, Thursday-Sunday, Newport (RHODE ISLAND) – “Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week” … Quoting from the official web site (https://www.audrainconcours.com/): “…A Celebration of All Things History, Luxury & Sport… Spend your days enjoying fine dining pop-ups, exhibitions of rare and exciting automobiles, seminars, shopping, tennis, golf and sailing along the Newport coast. Then, once the sun goes down, experience exclusive concerts, galas and VIP parties hosted in the Gatsby-esque mansions that populate America’s original luxury capital… The four-day program concludes with a centerpiece event, the Audrain Concours d’Elegance, which will feature a world-class collection of over a billion dollars worth of rare and vintage cars. During the 2020 Audrain’s Newport Concours, the question won’t be what will you do, but rather, how will you do it all? The event will be held September 30th - October 3rd, 2021…”… More info – Be sure to check out the official Facebook page for the Audrain Newport Concours and Motor Week (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/audrainsconcours/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/18/2021)

OCTOBER 2, 2021, Saturday, Willington – “18th Annual Willington Car Show – Presented by the Town of Willington and Connecticut Street Legends,” 10am to 3pm, at Willington Town Green, Route 74 (& Common Road), Willington, CT 06279… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/125844952768640/): “…Classic car show sponsored by the Town of Willington, to benefit the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. Dash plaques and trophies awarded. Food available on premises. Rain date Oct. 9th or 10th…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this event heads-up along, referencing the CT Street Legends “2021 Car Shows Page” (http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html), which also has the heading at the top: “Not Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2021 Shows!”… and also: “…Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends ...”... Here’s the complete blurb from that web site page about this event: “…Saturday, October 2nd - "18th Annual Willington Car Show" Presented by the Town of Willington. 10:00am - 3:00pm, at the Willington Town Green, Rt. 74. Proceeds from this show go to support the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. $10.00 show car entrance fee. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 show cars, trophies will be awarded and food will be available on-site. For information call Joe 860-429-5475 or Tom 860-280-8076. Rain Date October 9th or 10th…”… Looks like we have it all covered now! Thanks again Rick!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2021)

OCTOBER 6-9, 2021, Wednesday-Saturday, Hershey (PENNSYLVANIA) – “Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet” (a.k.a.: “Hershey Holy Week”)… Hosted by the Hershey Region AACA… Following is from the Hershey Region’s official Fall Meet info page (http://hershey.aaca.com/eastern-division-fall-meet/): “…October 6-9, 2021… The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October. The Hershey Region began hosting the show in 1955 and has done so each year since then… The meet is located in beautiful Hershey, PA on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center. Hershey is considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States… Events Include: Car Corral, Flea Market, Sat. Car Show, Ladies Luncheon, High Wheeler Contest, Race Car Condition Run, Judging School, AACA Juniors, Talent Show and Old Time Movie Night….”… More info – Here’s the Hershey Fall Meet FAQ's page: http://hershey.aaca.com/eastern-division-fall-meet/faqs/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of1/27/2020)

OCTOBER 9, 2021, Saturday, Guilford – “Headlights and High Beams Car Show – Presented by the Edward Riccio Foundation,” 9am to 3pm, at Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT 06437… The above event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/125284352846895/), and also included a link for tickets: www.edwardricciofoundation.com/headlights-high-beams-car-show ... Info about the Edward Riccio Foundation (quoting from the officialFacebook page: https://www.facebook.com/edwardricciofoundation): “…Funding Cancer research and education… Veteran/first responder mental health support… Domestic/Sexual violence awareness/education…”… Even more background info – We also found this post dated 3/2/2021: “…The Edward Riccio Foundation is proud to announce our partnership with Team Pff (https://www.facebook.com/givingback2019/) … Team Pff is a group of 8 of the strongest women you’ll meet! Comprised of breast cancer survivors and women that have a personal vendetta against cancer, they have raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer research and completed the Avon 39 mile walk, some more then once! The Edward Riccio Foundation, Team Pff, and Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee (https://www.facebook.com/ctshorelinecarsandcoffee/) will be hosting the 1st annual Headlights and High Beams Car Show at the Guilford Fair Grounds on October 9th, 9-3! If you like cool cars, great food, raffle prizes, and kicking cancers butt come down and support! Follow the link in bio to register your car or donate to The Edward Riccio Foundation. All proceeds from the car show will go to breast cancer research…”… webmaster’s note - How GREAT is that?! Great job Edward Riccio Foundation (http://www.edwardricciofoundation.com/), Team Pff, and Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee for the awesome team effort to make this great-sounding local car show happen!… *3/11/2021 ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT EVENT DETAILS ADDED – The Edward Riccio Foundation (https://www.facebook.com/edwardricciofoundation/) folks just put out another Headlights & High Beams Car Show press release (with a beautiful flyer) as of two days ago (3/9/2021), which went as follows: “…Join us for the 1st Annual Headlights & High Beams Car Show - Hosted by Team Pff, Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee, and the Rusty Nuts Cruisers… All proceeds will go to Smilow Cancer Hospital Breast Cancer Center… There will be COOL cars, GREAT food, and some GROOVY music… If you’re a car lover and want to help us kick cancer’s butt, come down to the Guilford Fair Grounds on October 9th, from 9 to 3… Follow the link (https://www.edwardricciofoundation.com/headlights-high-beams-car-show) to register your car! If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities contact us at contact@edwardricciofoundation.com. All donations are 501c3 tax deductible…”… A couple of additional event details gleaned from the new flyer– “…Registration from 9 to 11:30am… Trophies at 3pm… Fee $10 per car, truck, motorcycle, tractor?... Music all day, 50/50, raffle/silent auction, food trucks/vendors… All proceeds go to the Smilow Breast Cancer Center…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2021; additional event details were added to this listing as of 3/11/2021)

OCTOBER 9, 2021, Saturday, South Glastonbury – “Hot Rod & Kustom Fall Out,” 10am-4pm, at Glastonbury Elks 2202, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/3017291048371215/): "...New England’s Premier Traditional Hot Rod & Custom Car Show... *1963 & Older Traditional Styled Vehicles Only* hot rods, customs, race, stock, bikes (strictly enforced)... Live Music, Food, Vendors and More... $10 per person (kids free)... Portion of proceeds to benefit Autism Familys of Connecticut... www.hotrodfallout.com ..."... (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/29/2020)

OCTOBER 10, 2021, Sunday, Wethersfield – Quoting from the 1/11/2021 post by Over The Hill Gang Eastern Chapter: https://www.facebook.com/overthehillgangec/ , on the dedicated Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/914935712618250): “…Wethersfield Police Cadet Car Show, Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 60 State Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109, 10am to 2pm…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/12/2021)

OCTOBER 10, 2021, Sunday, Litchfield – The following are excerpts from the Hemmings dedicated event page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=57787 : “…Cars for Kids Automobile Show, Sunday, October 10, 2021, 10:00 am - 3:00 PM… Cars for Kids Automobile Show POSTPONED UNTIL 10/10/2021, 2020Sponsored by the Valley Collector Car Club and the Litchfield Hills Historical Automobile Club, the 8th Annual Cars for Kids Automobile Show will be held at the Connecticut Junior Republic CJR in Litchfield. Gates and registration for exhibitors will open at 8 AM. Show entries are $10 per car. Dashboard plaques will be given to the first 100 entrants and exhibitor gift bags will be given to the first 200 registrants. Judging will be from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM and trophies will be awarded at 2:30 PM. Spectator parking will open at 10 AM. Admission is $5 per car… For further information about the Cars for Kids Automobile Show, please contact the Connecticut Junior Republic: 860-567-9423. The rain date for this event is October 18… Sponsor: Valley Collector Car Club, Inc. and the Litchfield Hills Historical Automobile Club… Location: Connecticut Junior Republic, 550 Goshen Road, Litchfield, CT, 06759… More info: http://ctjuniorrepublic.org/ or call Francine Spencer at 860-567-9423 or call Hedy Barton at 860-567-9423…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/19/2021)

OCTOBER 17, 2021, Sunday, Stafford Springs – “Ty-Rods Auto Club of Connecticut Fall Swap Meet,” at Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076… Quoting from the recent Facebook post on their page by the Ty-Rods Auto Club of Connecticut (https://www.facebook.com/tyrodsautoclub/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”): “…Save the date: 10/17/21 for the Fall Meet… If you made a deposit for a vendor space, we will automatically apply it to the Fall 2021 meet… Thank you!...”… More info - This event is also listed on the Stafford Motor Speedway’s schedule page: https://staffordmotorspeedway.com/schedule/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/18/2020)

OCTOBER 17, 2021, Sunday, (starting in) Old Saybrook – Quoting from the CVA 2021 info page that we received from Bill Arute (uploaded screen shot available at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2021CTVWAssociationEventsList-Recd2Jan2021FromCVAPrezBillArute.pdf): “…Sunday October 17, 2021 - The CVA’s 23rd Annual Fall Foliage Cruise, from 9am to ??? Cruise will start at Old Saybrook High School parking lot, 111Boston Post Rd Old Saybrook, Ct. This is a rain or shine event. There will be a dinner after the cruise for those who are interested. Come and enjoy the fall colors with us. For additional info please contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Jeff McBridejeff@ctvwa.org …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

OCTOBER 23, 2021, Saturday, Farmington – “3rd Annual Farmington & Avon Fire Department Car show – Presented by the Farmington and Avon Fire Departments and Connecticut Street Legends,” 11am to 3pm, at 1690 New Britain Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/872260356949111/): “…Classic car show sponsored by the Farmington and Avon Fire Departments. Show car and spectator donations appreciated. Proceeds will support the Live Fire Training Facility. Dash plaques and trophies awarded. Food available on premises. Rain Date October 24th…”… editor’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this event heads-up along, referencing the CT Street Legends “2021 Car Shows Page” (http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/our-shows.html), which also has the heading at the top: “Not Cutoff Year At All Of Our 2021 Shows!”… and also: “…Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends ...”... Here’s the complete blurb from that web site page about this event: “…Saturday, October 23rd - "3rd Annual Farmington & Avon Fire Department Car Show"  Presented by the Farmington and Avon fire departments. 11:00am - 3:00pm, at 1690 New Britain Ave., Farmington. Show car and spectator donations appreciated. Proceeds to benefit the Live Fire Training Facility. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 show cars, trophies will be awarded and food will be available on-site. Rain Date October 24th. For information and interested vendors call 860-675-2534…”… Looks like we have it all covered now! Thanks again Rick!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2021)

OCTOBER 23-24, 2021, Saturday-Sunday, Greenwich – Greenwich Concours d’Elegance - with other related events also happening on Friday 10/22—see the web site events page for more info: https://www.greenwichconcours.com/event ... Quoting from Hemmings Daily Briefing dated 12/22/2020 by Tom Comerro; URL https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/12/22/daily-briefing-greenwich-concours-delegance-rescheduled-new-appointee-to-road-america-board-of-directors : “…Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Pushed Back… Hagerty has announced that the 2021 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance will be pushed back to the weekend of October 22-24, as opposed to the show’s normal weekend after Memorial Day dates. The change is being done due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The show is still expected to take place in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Connecticut, overlooking Long Island Sound. “This was a difficult decision, but we felt that moving to the fall for 2021 gives us the best chance to safely host a truly spectacular event without fear or massive restrictions for staff, volunteers, owners, judges, sponsors and attendees,” says Concours Director Tabetha Hammer… The three-day event will include a Bonhams auction, test drives, activities for the whole family, a Grand Tour and Waterfront Party. The weekend events will culminate with the concours competition, which will include featured classes such as Ford vs. GM, Lancia, 100 Years of Duesenberg, 70 Years of Allard, Right Coast Rods, Vintage SUVS, 120 Years of Indian and 100 Years of Moto Guzzi. Tickets are expected to go on sale in early 2021; be sure to visit greenwichconcours.com for more information…”… And there is also this article: “2021 Greenwich Concours postponed until October 22–24,” Hagerty Media article by Jeff Peek, dated 12/17/2020, URL https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/2021-greenwich-concours-postponed-until-october-22-24/ : “…The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance can’t catch a break. The 25th annual event, planned for May 2020, was canceled in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the 2021 concours has been postponed until October… “This was a difficult decision, but we felt that moving to fall 2021 gives us the best chance to safely host a truly spectacular event without fear or massive restrictions for staff, volunteers, owners, judges, sponsors and attendees,” says concours director Tabetha Hammer. “Finding an alternate date later in the year was very difficult, considering other standing events, weather, venue availability, and accommodating major partners.”… The Greenwich Concours, traditionally held in late May or early June, will now be held October 22–24. That’s the new plan, anyway. Hagerty acquired the Connecticut event last year and is still preparing for its first go-around… Hammer says she and her team realize that their event will join an already crowded list of notable automotive events scheduled for later in the year… “The fall is a very busy time for car events on the East Coast, even in normal years,” Hammer says. “We know enthusiasts will have a lot of options to choose from, with great car events planned almost every weekend from August through October. We’re excited to be a part of that lineup.”… Saturday’s Greenwich schedule (October 23) will feature the acclaimed Bonhams auction, as well as family activities, test drives, local food vendors, and Greenwich traditions like the Grand Tour and evening Waterfront Party. Hagerty will add its own unique touches, including its popular “Ride & Drive,” which puts show-goers behind the wheel of cool, older cars, such as a 1965 Ford Mustang and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Prior to the event, drivers age 15–25 will also be given the opportunity to learn to drive a manual transmission through the Hagerty Driving Experience… Sunday’s docket (October 24) includes the traditional best-of-the-best Concours competition, with a wide variety of international and domestic marques. Featured classes for 2021 will include Ford vs. GM, Lancia, 100 Years of Duesenberg, 70 Years of Allard, Right Coast Rods, Vintage SUVs, 120 Years of Indian, and 100 Years of Moto Guzzi… Hammer says vehicle submissions for the 2021 Concours are not being accepted at this time because “we already have a full roster of incredible cars that were submitted for the 2020 event that will be given first priority.”… The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, founded in 1995 by the late Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom and first held in 1996, overlooks the famed Long Island Sound and the beautiful Greenwich Harbor and is only 30 miles from New York City… Tickets will go on sale in early 2021. For information visit GreenwichConcours.com …”… And for even more info - Greenwich Concours d’Elegance on Facebook (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichConcours/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/23/2020)

OCTOBER 24, 2021, Sunday, Stafford Springs – “Stafford Motor Speedway Fall Motorcycle Swap Meet,” at Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT 06076… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the Stafford Motor Speedway’s schedule page, with no other info: https://staffordmotorspeedway.com/schedule/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/18/2020)

DECEMBER 5, 2021, Sunday, Westbrook – Quoting from the CVA 2021 info page that we received from Bill Arute (uploaded screen shot available at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2021CTVWAssociationEventsList-Recd2Jan2021FromCVAPrezBillArute.pdf): “…Sunday December 5, 2021 – The CVA’s “Last Hurrah”, Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3pm. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook “Tree Lighting Parade”, decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2021)

JANUARY 22-23, 2022, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “Start-Finish Productions Presents ‘Annual Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell’ – Automotive/Racing Enthusiasts Indoor Swap Meet, Eastern States Exposition” … webmaster’s note – We received a 14Nov2020-postmarked “Vendor Info” form letter from the Start/Finish Productions folks in Vernon, CT, that indicated that the 2021 event had been cancelled. We’ve already updated that cancellation on the SAAC Calendar, however, we also took the liberty of scanning and uploading the scans of both sides of the letter (second side was a renewal/sign up form for vendors), which contains info on the 2022 version of the event. We uploaded nice big file-size copies of both pages, so you can just go now and click on the following links, which will open up both scans, for your reading and/or downloading convenience. Even though we are not a vendor at the Auto Parts Swap & Sell, we very much appreciate Ben Dodge and Start/Finish Productions folks keeping us in the loop for these updates, and we are very pleased to pass along this info, and look forward to a very bright 2022 event!... Here are the links to the uploaded scanned pages – COVER LETTER: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/14Nov2020PostmarkedInfoFromStartFinishCvrLttr.jpg ... RENEWAL/SIGN-UP FORM: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/14Nov2020PostmarkedInfoFromStartFinishRenSignUpForm.jpg … For more info - … CONTACT: Start-Finish Productions, 860-871-6376 or 860-268-1787, www.apswapnsell.com ...”… Even more info – Please do check out their Facebook page also (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/AutoPartsSwapnSell/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/2/2020)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *1/3/2021 UPDATE - back to RED for the new 2021 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2021 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!...

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/16/2021), Hebron (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - The following “Cruzin Hebron 2021 at Hebron Lions Fair Grounds” dates were posted via a flyer posted at the Cruzin Hebron Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/cruzin.hebron); posting date was 1/12/2021: “…Crusin’ Hebron 2021 at Hebron Lions Fair Grounds… May 16th (Sunday), 3pm, Epilepsy Benefit Cruz… June 20th (Sunday), 3pm, TBA Benefit Cruz… July 18th (Sunday), 3pm, Hometown Foundation Benefit Cruz… August 8th (Sunday), Packages for Troops Benefit Cruz… September 26th (Sunday), 3pm, PKD Foundation Benefit Cruz… October 17th (Sunday), 3pm, Still Going Strong & Halloween Bash…”… More info – Hebron Lions Fairgrounds are located at: 347 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248 (reference: http://www.hebronharvestfair.org/directions-parking) … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (starts 4/18/2021; every other Sunday), Guilford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) – “‘Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee’ at Guilford Commons Shopping Center,” 9am to 11am, at Guilford Commons, 1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT 06437… The following event info came from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2918229405089029/): “…We are a group of car enthusiasts who meet every other Sunday at the Guilford Commons (1919 Boston Post Road, Guilford, CT - Exit 57 off of I-95 to talk cars. All cars welcome...if it has wheels, bring it!…”… More info – Please be sure to also visit the official Facebook home page for Connecticut Shoreline Cars & Coffee (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/ctshorelinecarsandcoffee ... webmaster’s note - Can’t say enough about how happy I am to see this announcement, for one of the coolest summertime cars & coffee series—dare I say it—in the STATE!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (starts 4/25/2021; other dates presumably to be announced), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) –“Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee,” starting at 8:30am, 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460… webmaster’s note – No other details were provided save for the date and start time, but here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/272685184222611/ - and make sure you also visit the organizers’ official Facebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford/ ... Additional thoughts - From having attended a few of these myself in the past (pre-COVID-era), they are exceptionally cool and exceptionally popular, and draw a very wide cross-section of cars and car people! Don’t miss it if you can help it, and hope they schedule additional dates for this year… … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/28/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/16/2021), Marlborough (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Carter Hill Pre-1963 Auto Parts Swap,” 8am to 12pm, at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road (a.k.a.: Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/462879824883224/) that we ran across online: “…Kick off the season with the best little Pre-'63 Swap Meet you never heard of… $20 to Vend/Spectators Free… *Pre 1963 Automotive Parts & Paraphernalia Only*… Breakfast/Lunch available… Vendors must prereg... Call Josh 860-209-3990 or Matt 860-250-4526… Additional Dates!... May 16th … June 13th … July 18th … No August Date … Sept 19th … **Social Distancing/Covid 19 Preventative Measures Apply**…”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/25/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 4/19/2021), Bolton (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Barnyard Breakout! – Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Monday Night Car Show”… Quoting from what was posted March 28, 2021 on the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Barnyard Breakout! - Fish Family Farm car show update: 1st Monday night show will be April 19 if weather and field conditions are favorable. We are also working on a few different food trucks to supply food... 1st big charity show for LRF will be Memorial Day, Sandy has the Lobster truck booked for that day. That show will start at 1pm until 4pm. We are going to try to get a few live bands this year if we can swing it. We will also have new T-shirts for sale this year. Stay tuned and watch for updates!... Please share this post!...”… More info – We didn’t see a start time for the April 19th event, but presumably it will be some time in the evening. Also, we noticed the acronym “LRF” in the post, as relating to their Memorial Day event (Memorial Day is also a Monday), and it appears to be short for Lymphoma Research Foundation (“The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s mission it to eradicate lymphoma and serve those impacted by this blood cancer)—an undoubtedly fantastic cause to support!... Location: Fish Family Farm Creamery and Dairy is located at 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT 06043… And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 6/7/2021; runs thru Sept. 2021), East Granby (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Mark’s Classic Cruise Night – Celebrating 25 Years - Largest Weekly Cruise Night in New England,” every Monday night between May and September, 5 to 9pm, at Mark’s Auto Parts, Inc., 22 Russell Rd East Granby, CT 06026… Quoting a few more details from the flyer that was posted 1/27/2021 on the Mark’s Classic Cruise Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise): “…Great food, Great music (live bands & DJs), Weekly trophies, Free Admission… PLEASE NOTE: We will follow ALL local & state Covid-19 regulations… For more info: www.markscruisenight.com , and/or https://www.facebook.com/MarksClassicCruise ...”…   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/29/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 5/10/2021), North Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club’s Monday Night Cruise Nights, at the Washington Commons Shopping Center, Washington Street, North Haven, CT… webmaster’s note – We are transcribing the basics from the 4/12/2021 Facebook post by The Doo Wop Cruisers on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049), and have no other info at this time… But, rest assured they are a GREAT group and run a GREAT weekly Monday evening cruise night every summer, very popular with the local area car enthusiast crowd, plenty of room and plenty of friendly folks—please be sure to visit their FB page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!... Additional info – I looked up the street address for the “Washington Commons” shopping center, and it’s listed as: 117 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (starts 5/4/2021), Cheshire (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Cheshire Wayback Burgers Cruise Night”… Quoting from JoAnn York’s (https://www.facebook.com/joann.york.378) 4/13/2021 post to the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/): ”…Ladies and Gentleman dust off your cars and start your engines. Wayback Burgers Cruise Night is BACK starting MAY 4th, 2021, from 5pm -9pm... At 957 S. Main St , Cheshire, CT 06410. Please follow the guidelines for social distancing and face mask requirements. Let's get out and have fun BUT keep it safe. Hope to see you there… Feel free to share this post. Thank You…”… More info – The Cheshire Wayback Burgers’ Facebook page (please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/WaybackBurgersCheshireCT ... And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (starts 6/29/2021, runs thru September), New Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Paradice Cruisers Litchfield Crossings Tuesday Cruise Nights,” 5pm-9pm, weekly through September, at Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping center, in the parking lots between Panera Bread and Webster Bank, off Route 7 and Dodd Road, New Milford, CT… (street address: 169 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776)… Info - http://www.paradiceclassiccruisers.org/ … webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed online at the following New Milford Patch page: https://patch.com/connecticut/newmilford/calendar/event/20210629/527691/paradice-classic-cruisers-roars-back-to-litchfield-crossings-for ... Even more info – And this appears to be their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1038671189531951/about/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/5/2021), Oxford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - Fritz’s Car Cruise Weekly Wednesday Night Cruise Night, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478… webmaster’s note – We don’t know any other details right now, however this event was just announced today on the “Fritz’s Car Cruise” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1756678554598185) by Melissa M., so we are very pleased to add it at this time to our Calendar! And we’ll do our best to update as more details may become available! Nice to see some local-area car events starting to pop up—and Fritz’s is among the best! Thanks Melissa and Fritz’s!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/27/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (5/19/2021 thru 9/8/2021), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “... Cruise Night at Milford Sports Pub,” 290 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT... 6:00pm to 9:00pm... Hosted by Seth "Wolfman" Carley... First 25 cars get a free hot dog/soda... Trophy nights: 6/2, 6/16, 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8... 50/50 raffle every week to benefit local charities... All American makes/years, cars - trucks - bikes... No import tuners, or rollers... No burnouts or alcohol... Information: Contact Bryan or Angelo at 203-252-2550..."... And there you have it... webmaster's note - The source for this listing was as seen on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club's coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), and for even more info: https://www.milfordsportspub.com/ and/or: https://www.facebook.com/milfordsportspub (and be sure to give 'em a "Like" while you're there)… *4/8/2021 UPDATES--FLYER LINK & ADDITIONAL INFO -  We were looking at the listing on coming events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club again and a flyer link was added (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2021/milfordCruise%20Night%20Flyer%20(3).pdf); from reading the flyer, we are happy to add additional details to this listing... The end date for this season of their Wednesday cruise nights is clearly indicated now as September 8th, so do keep that in mind… The appearance(s) by DJ Seth “Wolfman” Carley is further described as: “Coming out of retirement for a limited engagement!”… The phrase “Food Bank Donations” is indicated on the flyer, so not sure if that means they will be collecting nonperishable foods, so maybe a good idea to call ahead on that, in case you think you’d like to bring your nonperishable food donations to benefit for those less fortunate… Finally, the original wording on the events page event listing I took to mean that “import tuners” were not welcome (the phrase “import tuners” sometimes can have a negative connotation, I guess), but now the flyer clarifies that with the following wording: “…No imports, tuners, rollers…”… So, as a vintage Volkswagen (an import) driver, I guess I’m going to be limited to only spectating if I am fortunate to be able to make it to one or more of these events—not that I don’t enjoy spectating, though!... And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2021; additional details and a flyer link were added to this listing as of 4/8/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/12/2021; see listing for other dates), Bozrah (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Bozrah Moose 950 Cruise 2021 at The Moose Club Grill – Presented by The Moose Riders Club”… Quoting from the poster that we saw shared in early April on the CT Car Shows and Meets Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018): “…Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise 2021, by The Moose Riders Club, at the Moose Club Grill… (list of dates) May 12 … May 26 … June 9 … June 23 … July 14 … July 28 … August 11 … August 25 … September 8 … September 22 … Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… Food services and beverages available… Info: 860-889-6856… No burn outs please…”… Additional info – We looked up the Bozrah Moose Lodge 950’s street address and it’s listed as 115 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334… We also looked up the Bozrah Moose Riders Facebook page, and you can check ‘em out at: https://www.facebook.com/bozrahmooseriders ... A few more details – We subsequently ran across another copy of the 2021 flyer that appears to contain a bit more info about the cruises (including the hours they run, which are listed as: 5:00pm to 8:00pm, and also the recommended Exit # off of Route 2 to get there, which would be Exit 24) posted on the Facebook system by James Izzarelli (https://www.facebook.com/izzarelli1); thanks James!... And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) THURSDAYS (starts 5/6/2021; runs thru 9/23/2021), Seymour (appears to be confirmed for 2021) Seymour CT Lions, Inc. Summer Cruise Nights 2021, at Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT … webmaster’s note – Quoting from the flyer that was posted 3/19/2021 on the Seymour Lions' official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions - make sure to visit and give' 'em a "Like" while you're there): "...Seymour CT Lions, Inc., Summer Cruise Nights 2021, Every Thursday starting May 6th, through September 23rd, Tri-Town Plaza, 814 Derby Ave., Seymour... Facebook @SeymourCTLions, Melissa 203-430-9356..."... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) THURSDAYS (starts 4/29/2021; runs thru 9/30/2021), Enfield (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Cruisin’ at Mt. Carmel,” in Enfield, CT… The following was posted on 2/19/2021 by John B. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1141058699337292/user/100007227395415/) on the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs): “…~~ Cruisin' Mt Carmel ~~ Sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo… Come join us every Thursday. Free admission. Weekly car award… Use the Charles Street entrance located off Elm ST. (Rt 220)… DJ, Food/Beverages served. 5:00-8:00pm… 93 Park Ave, Enfield CT… WEATHER PERMITTING WE WILL START OUR 2021 CRUISE NIGHTS ON THURSDAY APRIL 29th – SEPTEMBER 30th … www.mtcarmelsociety.com , (860)745-8856…”… More info - Additionally, a flyer for this event was posted the same day on the CT Council of Car Clubs FB page by Gerald Leblanc (https://www.facebook.com/gerald.leblanc.31), which included the following additional info: “…Cruisin’ at Mt. Carmel, 93 Park Avenue, Enfield, CT… Every Thursday night 5:00-8:00pm… Fresh food, 50/50 raffle, free admission… Sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo… Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Cruisinmtcarmel ...”… Sounds cool!... Make sure to visit that Cruisin’ Mt. Carmel Facebook page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) FRIDAYS (starts 5/14/2021), North Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) – The Marty Forbes North Branford McDonalds & Dairy Queen Friday Cruise Nights… Thanks to our local old car friend Joe Sandella for passing along (yesterday, via the Facebook system) the opening date for this great local Friday night cruise—we are so happy to see it return! Joe says that the starting time is 5:00pm, and that’s as much as we know at this time! Thanks again Joe for the heads up!... Additional info - The McDonalds and Dairy Queen who are the host businesses for this cruise night are located at 280 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471, part of a larger shopping plaza called I think, “Central Plaza,” and you can think of it as also being located at the intersection of Routes 80 & 139 (I think Route 80 in this area is called “Foxon Road,” and Route 139 in this area is “Branford Road”)… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/16/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 4/10/2021), Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Car Cruise with the Monroe Street Rodders Car Club at Bill’s Drive-In”… As seen on the coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm) of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club within the past couple of days: “…Saturday April 10, 2021, Monroe CT… First Cruse of the Season - Covid Guidelines Strictly Followed… Classic car cruise with the Monroe Street Rodders Car Club at Bill's Drive In. Rt.111 Monroe, CT… 1st cruise of the season; begins on Saturday April 10, 2021, thru October 2021… 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M… Cut off year is 1985 and older. Trophies, 50/50 raffle and give-aways every week… Fun for the entire family. No alcohol, burnouts, strollers, bicycles, skateboards or pets… For Information call Joe @ (203) 452-9151…”… Sounds good to us! Thanks Monroe Street Rodders for making it happen!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/18/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 4/24/2021, see list of other dates), Berlin (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Saturday Cruisin’ Classics” at Midstate Air Compressor on the Berlin Turnpike, 5-8pm, 1492 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this event heads-up along, referencing the CT Street Legends “Saturday Cruisin’ Classics” page at their web site (http://www.connecticutstreetlegends.org/saturday-night-cruisin--classics.html). Here’s the complete blurb from that web site page about this recurring cruise night event: “…We will once again be holding our Saturday Cruisin' Classics events at Midstate Air Compressor Inc. on the Berlin Turnpike. The time will be from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. There is no entry fee and food will be available on-site. So, come on down, show off our beautiful classic, enjoy an evening with friends, good music and prizes. The schedule is as follows: April 24 … May 8 … May 22 … June 5 … June 19 … July 10 … July 24 … August 14 … August 28 …”… Additional info (quoting from their web site): “Connecticut Street Legends - “Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/connecticutstreetlegends …”… Looks like we have it all covered now! Thanks again Rick!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (1st and 3rd of the month, starts 5/1/2021), Meriden (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - American Muscle Car Club 2021 Kick Off Cruise Night – at Class Act Auto Wash of Meriden… Quoting from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/467257631088226/ : “…Saturday, May 1, 2021, 5pm – 8pm… AMCC Cruise Night – 2021 Kick Off Cruise! At Class Act Auto Wash Featuring Premier Pet Wash… Price: Free… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450… AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out, talking cars, and having fun!... Trophies, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Music, and a friendly Gearhead atmosphere…. NOTE: Social Distancing Rules Mandatory till restriction are lowered (includes mask as needed). Anyone not following Social distancing rules may be asked to leave…”… For more info - AMCC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct … Class Act Auto Wash on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/classactautowashpremierpetwash … Please visit both and give ‘em both a “Like” while you’re there!... *3/17/2021 UPDATES – We recently saw some additional dates added for the AMCC Class Act Auto Wash Meriden Cruises, per their recently-posted Facebookevent notices—they are: Saturday, May 15th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/116133840429457), Saturday, June 5th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/124955752907567), and Saturday, June 19th (ref: https://www.facebook.com/events/2822914164626264), and presumably there will be more 1st & 3rd Saturday dates thru the season… Even more info - Here is some verbiage copied from the 5/15 event notice: “…Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash, 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450… AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out, talking cars, and having fun!... Trophies, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Music, and a friendly Gearhead atmosphere… NOTE: Social Distancing Rules Mandatory till restriction are lowered (includes mask as needed). Anyone not following Social distancing rules may be asked to leave…”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/18/2021; additional info added as of 3/17/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 5/15/2021; see list of other dates), Wethersfield (appears to be confirmed for 2021) The Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club & Hooter's of Wethersfield Present: ‘2021 Saturday Car Cruise Nights’, 3:30pm to 7:30pm, at Hooter's, 1731 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT… 2021 Schedule (no rain dates): May 15th , June 5th & 19th , July 3rd & 17th , August 7th & 21st , September 4th & 18th , October 2nd & 16th … Bigger trophies, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing… Music provided by DJ Brian Skibo… Raffle proceeds benefit Paul Newman’s ‘Hole In The Wall Gang Camp,’ and Toy Drive donations support a Connecticut Children’s Hospital… Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person—no alcohol, no burnouts—please come, have fun, and be safe!... Brought to you by www.charteroakbirds.org – For club information call Brad 203-467-4482… Visit CharterOakBirds.org for Special Events scheduled on upcoming cruise nights…”… webmaster’s note – We transcribed the above info from a flyer that was posted today on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Oak-Firebird-and-Pontiac-Club-223410181005443 - please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there)… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/17/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 4/24/2021; appears to be weekly; no info on end date), Pomfret (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “... ‘Tri-State Cruisers Classic Car Club Weekly Cruise at Pizzaria 101/Loos & Co.,’ corner of Routes 169 & 101 in Pomfret, CT, on the grass, 5-8pm…”… webmaster’s note – This is second hand info that was reported to us by our friend Rick Stevenson, via an e-mail dated 4/9/2021; we are happy to pass along the info, but also recommend checking in with the organizers, at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-State-Cruisers-Classic-Car-Club-131516450220126/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”), and/or their web site: http://www.tri-statecruisers.com/ … And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 5/15/2021; see listing for other dates), Uncasville (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents ‘Cruise Nights 2021 at The Center of Montville’,” 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates. Sorry, no motorcycles… (list of dates) Saturday, May 15th, 5-8pm … Saturday, June 19th, 5-8pm … Saturday, July 17th, 5-8pm … Saturday, August 21st, 5-8pm … Saturday, September 18th, 4-7pm … Appreciation trophies courtesy Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… Food, drink, and ice cream by Mr. Hot Rod… All raffle proceeds to go the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday – for the latest cruise night show info see our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web www.secmc.com … Please no alcohol & no burnouts…”… webmaster's note - Thanks SECMC-ers for the poster, from which all of the above info above was transcribed, as posted on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1/), in early April, along with the following note: “…We now have everything in place and here is our cruise night flyer for the 2021 season. We are still going to take things one month at a time (just in case things change) but we fully anticipate things will be OK. We're really looking forward to seeing everyone this year, it's been WAY too long!!...”… Sounds great to us!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/13/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (once a month, starts 3/20/2021, runs thru October; see list of dates), Branchburg (NEW JERSEY) (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Neshantic Station Car Show,” 7:30am to 1:00pm, 111 Elm Street, Branchburg, NJ 08853…. Quoting from the event flyer posted on the Hemmings dedicated info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=58473) where this event was found (direct flyer link: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/77519114-0-0.jpg?rev=1): “…The popular Neshantic Station Flea Market is joined in 2021 by the new Neshantic Station Car Show! The Car Show will be held one Saturday each month from March through October, from 7:30am to 1:00pm… (list of dates): Saturday, March 20 … Saturday, April 17 … Saturday, May 15 … Saturday, June 12 … Saturday, July 17 … Saturday, August 14 … Saturday, September 18 … Saturday, October 16 … Registration: There is no charge for car owners to bring and show their cars, and all antique, classic, and collector cars, trucks, and other vehicles are welcome. We just ask car owners to email us at carshow@nechanic.organd register so we know how many vehicles to expect. In lieu of registration fee, we ask all car owners to bring a cash or food donation for the Somerset County Food Bank… The Car Show is just minutes from Routes 202 and 206. To find the location via GPS, enter “111 Elm Street, Branchburg, NJ”…”… webmaster’s note – Why a car show in New Jersey on the SAAC Calendar? Reason #1 is that it’s a nice early-season event (and we love the early season events), and Reason #2 is that it seems a lot of events more local to us are either not being planned yet (obviously due to COVID concerns), or are being planned and cancelled already (which is exceptionally depressing, and for the same reason), and Reason #3 is that it just plain sounds like fun, and if I have a free Saturday, I’ll definitely consider a drive out there to check it out—if not as a participant, at least as a spectator! New Jersey is a beautiful state to visit!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2021)

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